Left guard Ronnie Stanley, outside linebacker Tyus Bowser and running back Mike Davis were among 18 Ravens who did not participate in the portion of Tuesday’s practice open to reporters.
Meanwhile, rookie center Tyler Linderbaum (foot) and wide receiver Tylon Wallace (knee) returned to practice, with Linderbaum rebounding and shooting from the line in individual drills. Coach John Harbaugh said the first-round pick, who was injured Aug. 5, also did limited individual work in Arizona last week.
“The coaches were watching him; I haven’t heard,” Harbaugh said when asked about Linderbaum’s rate of progress. “We’ll see how he feels and how he looks and how he shows up tomorrow.”
Stanley (ankle) and Bowser (Achilles) have been out all of training camp, but their absence Tuesday was notable because they will likely need to return soon to try to play in the regular season opener coming up September 11 in New York Jet planes.
“I’d like to see them there for three weeks,” Harbaugh said, a deadline that has already passed. “Will they be ready? Would that be enough? Ronnie and Tyus both went really hard with the conditioning. I got to watch Ronnie before training with the trainers; he looks like he’s in really good shape. And Tyus seems to be in very good shape. So could you speed it up a bit if they look really great in practice? You probably could. We’ll just see how it goes and how they feel.”
Other Ravens who did not show up for practice included tight end Nick Boyle, cornerback Damarion “Pepe” Williams, guard Ben Cleveland, defensive end Daniel Faalele and defensive end Travis Jones. who injured his knee in Sunday’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Harbaugh said Tuesday that Jones could miss three to five weeks with what he called a “sprain. That schedule won’t keep the rookie, who was impressive in both preseason games, sidelined early in the season.
Harbaugh said Davis, who started both of the team’s preseason games, was away on family business, which is a “positive thing.”