The Ravens have dealt with their share of injuries in this year’s training camp, and Head Coach John Harbaugh provided updates on the lingering absences of starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley and Breshad Perriman.
Neither player has a season-threatening injury, Harbaugh said, but he didn’t detail when exactly they will return to the field.
Stanley has missed three-straight practices, and the nature of his injury has not been reported.
“No season-ending thing or anything like that,” Harbaugh said. “He’s got something he’s working through. There are two or three guys like that that are working through some things that we’d like to get them back sooner rather than later, but you don’t want to push them too much.
“I haven’t got anything definitive on Ronnie from the trainers.”
Perriman has been sidelined since the first week of training camp because of a hamstring injury. He hasn’t been on the practice field since sustaining that injury, and Harbaugh said the third-year receiver is making progress behind the scenes.
“Nothing has changed with Breshad,” Harbaugh said. “He’s a long-term hamstring guy, in terms of when he did it. It’s a pretty good hamstring he had. He’s making progress. Everything is on schedule and they’re happy with the way he’s progressing.”
Harbaugh kept the door open for Perriman to play in the preseason, but the Ravens clearly don’t want to rush the speedy receiver back to the field.
Below are some of the other practice notes:
- The Ravens practiced in a driving rainstorm before Harbaugh decided to let the veterans exit early. The young players stayed on the field for about another 40 minutes in the nasty weather. The rain made life tough for the offense, as there were plenty of drops during the wet practice.
- The conditions didn’t seem to bother kicker Justin Tucker, who drilled a 53-yard field goal in the middle of the downpour. Tucker, Sam Koch and Morgan Cox also used the bad weather to work on their end-of-game situations while the rest of the team went through drills. Baltimore weather can always be tough to predict, and practices like Tuesday can offer good opportunities for specialists to work in the elements.
- Cornerback Jimmy Smith didn’t practice, so rookie first-round pick Marlon Humphrey got the first-team reps. Humphrey will make his NFL debut Thursday after an injury sidelined him during the preseason opener.
- Veteran outside linebacker Terrell Suggs didn’t practice, which was likely a veteran rest day. Rookie offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor and outside linebacker Tyus Bowser both returned to practice.
- Fullback Ricky Ortiz had a few nice plays with the first-team offense. He caught a pass over the middle from quarterback Ryan Mallett, and he’s competing for a spot on the roster.
- Defensive Line Coach Joe Cullen can easily be heard on the practice field, and he laid into some of his young linemen early in practice. Cullen clearly didn’t like what he was seeing, and made sure to change that in a hurry.