Trimming the roster down

August 27, 2007 | WNST Staff

OWINGS MILLS — Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (knee) returned to practice along with tight end Daniel Wilcox (sprained ankle), linebacker Prescott Burgess (concussion, shoulder) and defensive end Trevor Pryce (back spasms).

Not practicing during the portion open to the media: safety Ed Reed (thigh bruise), cornerback Samari Rolle (sprained ankle), wide receiver Mark Clayton (sprained ankle), running back P.J. Daniels (hamstring) and linebacker Antwan Barnes (sprained ankle) and offensive tackle Steve Edwards (torn meniscus).

Rolle ran sprints on his own in the end zone.

Not seen at practice and unaccounted for were: quarterback Drew Olson, cornerback Terrell Maze, safety Bobby Blackshire, long snapper Nick Leeson, running back Greg Pruitt Jr and punter Brendan Carney.

The Ravens have until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET to cut their roster down to a league-mandated limit of 75 players.

They have two NFL Europa exemptions for Olson and kicker Rhys Lloyd. Three players remain on the physically unable to perform list: offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden (turf toe) and linebackers Dan Cody (knee surgery) and Mike Smith (shoulder surgery).

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