Barnes on the mend

August 29, 2007 | WNST Staff

OWINGS MILLS — Baltimore Ravens rookie outside linebacker Antwan Barnes returned to practice, but was limited in some drills. With a nagging, right high ankle sprain, he’s likely to be a game-time decision Friday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Meanwhile, tight end Daniel Wilcox wasn’t at practice during the portion that’s open to the media. Wilcox, who has been hampered for weeks with a sprained left ankle.

Not practicing: cornerback Samari Rolle (sprained ankle) and wide receiver Mark Clayton (sprained ankle). Safety Ed Reed (thigh contusion) attended practice.

Former Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail attended practice, and coach Brian Billick said he looked like he could still play. Ismail would probably make a better fourth receiver than Clarence Moore or Devard Darling, but I don’t think he has any more eligibility left.