When the Ravens took the practice field Wednesday to continue preparations for the Miami Dolphins, several key offensive players were absent.
Starting wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee), running back Justin Forsett (knee) and center Jeremy Zuttah (ankle) were all sidelined Wednesday. Reserve wideout Marlon Brown also sat out practice as he continues to recover from a concussion he suffered against the Chargers.
Brown left Sunday's game in the second quarter, and Smith missed the final two series because of the knee injury. Head Coach John Harbaugh didn't provide much of an update about their status, but said "yes" when asked if they are progressing.
In terms of Forsett's status, the top running back indicated that he should be ready to play Sunday.
A reporter asked Forsett if the injury would put him in jeopardy of missing the game, and he responded, "No, I don't think so."
"I'm just resting up, regular soreness," Forsett said. "Especially coming to this end of December I'm trying to take care of the body and take care of the little nicks and knacks I've gotten."
Zuttah, a seven-year veteran, has been on and off the injury report throughout the season, but has yet to miss a start.
Campanaro A Full Participant
While Smith and Brown missed practice, the good news for the Ravens was that rookie Michael Campanaro was a full participant after missing four-straight games with a hamstring injury.
Wednesday was the first time since getting injured that Campanaro has practiced fully. He was a limited participant every day last week.
No other players missed practice, but outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw (hand), inside linebacker Albert McClellan (thigh), tight end Crockett Gillmore (back)* *and cornerback Tramain Jacobs (thigh) were all limited.
Rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley (wrist) was also listed as a full participant.
CB Jackson 'Making Progress'
Cornerback Asa Jackson is eligible to return to the lineup this week after spending the last seven games on the injured reserve-designated to return list. He has practiced for the last two weeks, and Harbaugh said earlier in the week that he is "very optimistic" about the cornerback's status.
Jackson told reporters that he's making strides to a comeback.
"I'm making progress and I'm just trying to get right for Sunday," Jackson said. "That's my only focus right now."