Left tackle Ronnie Stanley, outside linebacker Tyus Bowser and running back Mike Davis were among the 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 Tylan Wallace (knee) returned to practice, with Linderbaum snapping the ball and firing off 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 trainers watched him; I haven’t heard,” Harbaugh said when asked about the speed of Linderbaum’s progress. “We’ll see how he feels and how he looked and how he shows up tomorrow.”
Stanley (ankle) and Bowser (Achilles) were missing for all of training camp, but their absences Tuesday were notable because they will likely have to return soon to have a shot at playing in the regular-season opener Sept. 11 at the New York Jets.
“I’d like to see them out there for three weeks,” Harbaugh said, a deadline that has already passed. “Will they be ready? Would that be enough? Ronnie and Tyus have both gone really hard with the conditioning. I got to watch Ronnie out here before practice with the trainers; he looks like he’s in really good shape. And Tyus looks like he’s in really good shape. So could you speed it up a little bit if they look really great at practice? You probably could. We’ll just see how it goes and how they feel.”
Other Ravens who did not appear at practice included tight end Nick Boyle, cornerback Damarion “Pepe” Williams, guard Ben Cleveland, tackle Daniel Faalele and defensive tackle Travis Jones, who hurt his knee in Sunday night’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Harbaugh said Tuesday that Jones could miss three to five weeks with the injury, which he called a “sprain kind of a deal.” That timeline would keep the rookie, who was impressive in both preseason games, off the field for the start of the season.
Harbaugh said Davis, who started at running back in both the team’s preseason games, was away on a family matter that’s “a positive one.”