Two defensive stars missing from Thursday's practice


In contrast to the good news of wide receiver Lee Evans practicing for the second straight day, the Ravens were surprisingly without two Pro Bowl defensive players on Thursday.
Safety Ed Reed and linebacker Terrell Suggs did not practice after neither was listed on the injury report on Wednesday. Reed was listed with a shoulder injury, which isn’t a shock after the All-Pro defensive back suffered a stinger in the loss to Jacksonville last month and has dealt with a chronic nerve impingement in his neck and shoulder over the last few seasons.
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However, the appearance of Suggs on the injury report was a bit more concerning as the rush specialist missed practice due to a knee issue. It is unknown whether Suggs suffered an injury during Wednesday’s practice since he was not listed on Wednesday’s injury report.
Running back Anthony Allen also missed practice as the rookie continues to deal with a thigh injury.
Center Matt Birk returned to practice as a full participant after sitting out on Wednesday.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: S Ed Reed (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (knee), RB Anthony Allen (thigh)
LIMITED: LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (head), LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), WR Lee Evans (ankle), TE Kris Wilson (calf)
FULL: C Matt Birk (neck)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB David Vobora (concussion)
LIMITED: TE Cameron Morrah (toe, knee), WR Sidney Rice (foot)
FULL: QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral)