OWINGS MILLS - Starting left tackle Eugene Monroe was back on the practice field Monday after missing the last two games with a concussion. That gave Monroe a chance to be back in the lineup Thursday night, when the Ravens visit the Steelers. James Hurst has started in place of Monroe, but the regular starting offensive line has not been intact since Week 1.
In less positive news, wide receiver Breshad Perriman was not on the field, nor was tight end Crockett Gillmore, defensive end Chris Canty (calf,) or cornerback Tray Walker (thigh).
Perriman returned to practice last Thursday for the first time in eight weeks. However, he was seen limping Sunday during pre-game warmups after running a deep route. Perriman was not going to play Sunday, but he was testing his knee, and may have suffered a setback. With Perriman not on the field Monday, it would seem unlikely he will play Thursday. The next possible target date for Perriman’s Ravens debut would be Week 5 against the Browns.
Canty missed Sunday’s game against the Bengals, so his absence from practice was not a surprise. As for Gillmore, there was speculation he may have suffered an injury Sunday, after catching three passes for 40 yards in the first half. Gillmore spent the second half on Bengals-Ravens game on the sideline encouraging teammates. An update on Gillmore’s status was expected when the injury report was released.