Ronnie Stanley Misses Practice
Rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley needs more time to recover from the foot injury that kept him sidelined during Sunday's matchup with Oakland.
Stanley was one of four players who didn't practice Wednesday.
His absence doesn't necessarily mean he's in danger of missing another game, as Head Coach John Harbaugh indicated Monday that Stanley may return to action against the Redskins.
"He could probably play this week," Harbaugh said.
While the Ravens are optimistic about Stanley playing Sunday, they aren't going to force the No. 6 overall pick to get on the field before he's ready. The Ravens know how valuable he is to protecting quarterback Joe Flacco, and they want to make sure he's healthy.
"You want to do what's best for the team short-term and long-term, and what's best for the players short-term and long-term," Harbaugh said. "A guy's health is really important. We're not throwing guys out there before they're healthy. It's not what we do. We want guys to be healthy; it makes them better players for one thing, and it's just the right thing to do."
The Ravens started James Hurst in Stanley's absence last week, and that could be the approach again if Stanley is unable to play Sunday.
Maxx Williams Dealing With Knee Issue
Another offensive player dealing with an injury issue is second-year tight end Maxx Williams (knee). He has dealt with a cartilage problem since training camp, and the injury forced him to leave Sunday's game early.
With Williams hurt, the Ravens called up tight end Daniel Brown to the 53-man man roster before practice. It's unclear if the knee problem could land Williams on season-ending injured reserve.
"It's not something that can be fixed until it's fixed," Harbaugh said Monday. "It's just something he has to play with and play through. The doctors have to tell us what the best course of action is going forward. He can still play. Is it the best thing for him and all of that? We'll have to figure that out."
The other players missing from practice were return man Devin Hester (thigh) and cornerback Maurice Canady (thigh). Hester missed a day of practice with the injury last week, but still played in the game. Canady left Sunday's game with the injury.
Cornerback Sheldon Price (thigh), who missed last week's game, was a limited participant in practice.
Kenneth Dixon Practices Fully
Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon looks like he'll be ready to debut Sunday after missing the first four games with a knee injury.
Dixon was a full participant in practice after being limited two days last week.
"My knee feels great," Dixon said. "[Head Trainer] Mark Smith and his staff did a great job getting me back, and helping me get confidence back in my leg so I can get out and perform."
Another good sign was outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) and left guard Alex Lewis (concussion) were both not listed on the injury report, indicating they practiced fully.
Four Redskins Miss Practice
The Redskins are dealing with some injury concerns of their own as cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland (ankle) and Dashaun Phillips (hamstring), wide receiver Josh Doctson (Achilles) and safety Su'a Cravens (concussion) all missed practice.
Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (elbow), guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle), left tackle Trent Williams (knee) and defensive end Chris Baker (elbow/toe) were all limited.
Cornerback Josh Norman (hand), running back Robert Kelley (finger) and linebacker Trent Murphy (shoulder) were all listed on the injury report as full participants.