While the Baltimore Ravens had a few injured players return to practice today, they were also without one of their key cogs along the offensive line.
Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda sat out Wednesday’s practice open to the media, according to Don Kolko of MASNSports.com. Yanda suffered bruises to his ribs and thighs during last Saturday’s 20-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
Head coach John Harbaugh referred to Yanda’s injuries as “good bruises” on Monday, meaning they’re fairly substantial, Kolko writes.
Also missing from practice today were inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (concussion), defensive tackle Art Jones (undisclosed) and wide receiver Anquan Boldin (knee surgery).
But there is some good news on the injury front. Kicker Billy Cundiff (left calf), cornerback Cary Williams (concussion) and defensive end Cory Redding (ankle) all returned to the practice field today.
Apparently, Williams has been cleared to practice again, but it’s still unclear whether he’s been cleared for contact. In any case, it’s a good sign to see him practicing this week, considering the Ravens are preparing to face a Cincinnati passing attack that torched them in the first meeting between these two teams.
Redding, who missed his first game of the season last Saturday against Cleveland, plans to play Sunday against the Bengals.