Before departing to enjoy the Christmas holiday with their families, the Ravens welcomed back two starters to the practice field on Thursday as they count down to their Week 16 tilt with Pittsburgh.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith (thigh) and right tackle Rick Wagner (knee) were full participants a day after missing practice with injuries suffered in this past Sunday’s loss to Kansas City. This bodes well for their availability against the Steelers, who will try to clinch a playoff spot on Sunday with a win and a New York Jets loss.
Linebacker Albert McClellan (ankle) and wide receiver Marlon Brown (back) were absent from practice for the second straight day. Linebacker Daryl Smith received a veteran day off as he typically does on Thursdays.
For Pittsburgh, safety Mike Mitchell (shoulder) returned to practice as a full participant.
Below is the full injury report:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Marlon Brown (back), LB Albert McClellan (ankle), LB Daryl Smith (non-injury)
FULL PARTICIPATION: CB Jimmy Smith (thigh), OT Rick Wagner (knee)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: S Will Allen (non-injury), TE Matt Spaeth (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION: CB William Gay (non-injury), LB James Harrison (non-injury), S Mike Mitchell (shoulder)