OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Running back Justin Forsett and right guard Marshal Yanda returned to practice Thursday as the Ravens count down to a Monday night meeting with Arizona.
Both sat out Wednesday’s workout with ankle ailments after playing in the 25-20 loss to San Francisco this past Sunday. Forsett was not even listed on the first injury report of the week while Yanda was a limited participant on Thursday.
Defensive end Lawrence Guy also returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out a day earlier for an undisclosed reason. With veteran end Chris Canty (calf) returning to practice this week after a four-game absence, the Ravens are practicing with their full allotment of defensive linemen for the first time since Week 2.
Seven players were absent from Thursday’s practice with linebackers Elvis Dumervil and Daryl Smith, safeties Kendrick Lewis (knee) and Terrence Brooks (thumb), tight end Maxx Williams (knee/ankle), cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh), and wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) not taking part. Having missed the San Francisco game, Brooks walked out to the practice field to watch the workout with his left hand and wrist heavily wrapped.
Smith and Dumervil received the day off on Thursday.
Cornerback Lardarius Webb (hamstring), rookie receiver Darren Waller (concussion), and tight end Dennis Pitta (physically unable to perform list – hip) were all practicing for the second straight day.
After missing just one game with micro fractures in his back, wide receiver Steve Smith returned to action against San Francisco and is no longer listed on the injury report. On Wednesday, the 36-year-old revealed the secret of how he’s dealing with the pain.
“I have a great nutritionist I’m sleeping with, which is my wife,” said Smith, drawing laughter from media. “She does a good job of doing her research and all that stuff. She has me on a lot of things — vitamins and stuff — that I probably should be taking at my age anyway.”
Meanwhile, the Cardinals were without starting tight end Darren Fells (shoulder) and outside linebacker Alex Okafor (calf) for their Thursday practice. Veteran receiver Larry Fitzgerald received a day off while speedy wideout John Brown was a limited participant due to a lingering hamstring issue.
Below is Thursday’s full injury report:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: S Terrence Brooks (thumb), LB Elvis Dumervil (non-injury), CB Asa Jackson (thigh), S Kendrick Lewis (knee), WR Breshad Perriman (knee), LB Daryl Smith (non-injury), TE Maxx Williams (knee, ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DE Chris Canty (calf), CB Lardarius Webb (thigh), G Marshal Yanda (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION: WR Darren Waller (concussion)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: TE Darren Fells (shoulder), WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury), LB Alex Okafor (calf)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Justin Bethel (foot), WR John Brown (hamstring), DT Cory Redding (shoulder), DT Frostee Rucker (foot), LB LaMarr Woodley (chest)