OWINGS MILLS – Running back Justin Forsett (ankle), outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (thigh), and right guard Marshal Yanda (ankle) all returned to practice Friday after being absent all week. While their official status would be listed later on Friday’s injury report, their appearance increased the odds they would play Sunday against the 49ers.
However, five Ravens were still missing from practice – cornerback Lardarius Webb (thigh), safety Terrenc e Brooks (thumb), defensive end Chris Canty (calf), wide receiver Darren Waller (concussion), and wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee). Their chances to play Sunday did not look good.
Wide receiver Steve Smith (back) and tight end Crockett Gillmore (calf) were at practice for the third straight day, after missing Sunday’s game against the Browns. Asked about Smith on Thursday, offensive coordinator Marc Trestman was optimistic.
“Somebody once said, ‘It’s not how you feel, it’s how you look,’ and right now, (Steve Smith) looks like he want to play and work and practice,” Trestman said. “That’s a good sign, and it’s a testament to his career and what he has accomplished. His level of durability is really second to none.”
If Webb does not play, it raises the probably that newly-acquired cornerback Shareece Wright will be active and make his Ravens debut.
“Obviously, we think (Wright) is a good enough player, or we wouldn’t have brought him in to do the things (we need),” said defensive coordinator Dean Pees. “We have to get him up to speed. To try to ask him to do all the things in our playbook is kind of unrealistic and not fair to him. We have to do a good job of putting him in a position that he can have success.”