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(Updated: 6:05 p.m.)
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — As the Ravens completed their final official practice of training camp, they appear to be healthier than they’ve been at any point this summer.
Left guard Bobbie Williams, safety Ed Reed, and wide receiver Jacoby Jones returned to the field on Wednesday, leaving the Ravens with only nine players absent for the opening portion of practice. There were no new absences as the Ravens saw their full allotment of offensive linemen and defensive backs working.
Jones was believed to be away from the team for the birth of his child while Williams was given two practices off to rest his surgically-repaired right ankle, which was swollen after the weekend. Reed was presumably given Tuesday’s practice off.
The news wasn’t as promising for wide receiver Torrey Smith who missed his second straight practice as he continues to deal with a sprained ankle. The second-year wideout worked on a limited basis on Sunday and Monday but appeared to be limited and was favoring his ankle toward the end of Monday’s practice.
“I felt alright,” Smith said Sunday after returning to practice for the first time since the preseason opener. “Any time I’m walking, I’m not hurt, so you all aren’t going to get that out of me. It’s a little nick. It’s football. You have to deal with it; you have to learn to play with it. I’m fine.”
His status for Friday’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions now appears to be in doubt.
“We’ll see,” coach John Harbaugh said. “I don’t really want to mention anybody in particular right now.”
Cornerback Jimmy Smith left the field midway through the afternoon practice, walking inside gingerly with a member of the training staff. The second-year cornerback had been dealing with a back issue before returning to practice on Saturday.
Others not practicing included tight ends Dennis Pitta (hand) and Ed Dickson (shoulder), defensive lineman Ryan McBean (ankle), wide receivers Devin Goda and David Reed (knee), and linebackers Josh Bynes (back), Darryl Blackstock (groin), and Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon).
The Ravens will hold a walk-through on Thursday that’s closed to the media as they make final preparations for their second preseason game of the season on Friday.

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