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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — While three key veterans returned to practice on Thursday, the Ravens were suddenly dealing with a different injury concern before Sunday’s trip to Philadelphia.

Defensive end Derek Wolfe was absent from practice with what was listed as a neck injury and a concussion on the official injury report. The 30-year-old participated in Wednesday’s padded practice and wasn’t listed on that day’s report, making it unclear when and how he sustained the injury.

Wolfe missed the Week 4 win at Washington with an illness that was eventually deemed not to be COVID-19.

Left tackle Ronnie Stanley (shoulder) and cornerbacks Marcus Peters (thigh) and Jimmy Smith (knee) returned to practice after sitting out on Wednesday. Peters and Smith were limited while Stanley was a full participant on Thursday.

Reserve defensive back Anthony Levine remained sidelined with a lingering abdomen injury, leaving his Week 6 status unclear with the bye coming next week.

The Eagles were without three-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) for the second straight day, but top cornerback Darius Slay practiced on a limited basis after sitting out Wednesday with a concussion.

Veteran wide receivers DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Alshon Jeffery (foot) again practiced on a limited basis, but some are skeptical about the impact either would make if they return to play against the Ravens. Just don’t include Baltimore defensive coordinator Wink Martindale in that group, however.

“With those guys coming back, you’re facing a volcano that’s getting ready to erupt,” Martindale said. “We just have to hope and make sure that it doesn’t happen on Sunday because they’re just getting all of their people back.”

Below is Thursday’s full injury report:

BALTIMORE
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: RB Mark Ingram (non-injury), DB Anthony Levine (abdomen), DT Brandon Williams (non-injury), DE Derek Wolfe (neck/concussion)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: WR Chris Moore (finger/thigh), G Tyre Phillips (shoulder), CB Marcus Peters (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION: OT Ronnie Stanley (shoulder)

PHILADELPHIA
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: S Marcus Epps (rib), OT Lane Johnson (ankle), G Matt Pryor (illness), LB Duke Riley (rib)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (foot), CB Avonte Maddox (ankle), TE Richard Rodgers (neck), CB Darius Slay (concussion)
FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Shaun Bradley (illness), G Jamon Brown (illness), C Jason Kelce (hip), DT Hassan Ridgeway (illness), S K’Von Wallace (neck)

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