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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Preparing for their 2015 home finale against Pittsburgh, the Ravens were without cornerback Jimmy Smith and right tackle Rick Wagner during Wednesday’s practice.
Smith left Sunday’s loss to Kansas City in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return. However, head coach John Harbaugh said on Monday that the fifth-year cornerback has “a good chance” to play against the Steelers, which would help Baltimore’s cause against the NFL’s fifth-ranked passing game.
Wagner appeared to hurt his lower leg at one point during Sunday’s game, but he did not miss any offensive snaps. He was listed as missing Wednesday’s workout with a knee injury.
Linebacker Albert McClellan (ankle) and wide receiver Marlon Brown (back) were also absent during the portion of practice open to media as the Ravens worked on their indoor field on Wednesday.
Newly-signed linebacker Chris Carter was present and working during Wednesday’s practice after Harbaugh said the former Steeler could play against his former team on Monday. Carter was added to the roster after tight end Crockett Gillmore (back) was placed on injured reserve on Monday.
The Ravens signed defensive back Jermaine Whitehead off San Francisco’s practice squad to their 53-man roster and waived veteran tight end Richard Gordon with a “left squad” designation. Baltimore also signed running back Alonzo Harris to its practice squad on Wednesday.
The Steelers had only one player miss practice due to an injury on Wednesday as safety Mike Mitchell was absent with a shoulder ailment.
Below is the full injury report:
BALTIMORE
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Marlon Brown (back), LB Albert McClellan (ankle), CB Jimmy Smith (thigh), OT Rick Wagner (knee)
PITTSBURGH
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB William Gay (non-injury), LB James Harrison (non-injury), S Mike Mitchell (shoulder)

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