Ravens still expect starting CBs to be ready

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- With only 12 days until the regular season kicks off, the Baltimore Ravens were once again without their starting cornerbacks in practice.

Lardarius Webb hasn't suited up since hurting his lower back on July 25. He walked out onto the field during Tuesday's practice, but he only watched from the sideline.

Jimmy Smith did some running while others practiced Monday, but he wasn't on the field Tuesday. He hasn't practiced since bruising his chest in an Aug. 16 preseason game at Dallas.

Asked whether Smith and Webb will practice by the end of the week, coach John Harbaugh said, "I'm anticipating that."

The Ravens are also without their No. 3 cornerback Asa Jackson, who injured his ankle on Aug. 10. He ran off to the side during Tuesday's practice and worked on his lateral movement with a trainer.

"Asa is making progress," Harbaugh said. "He looked good today moving around."

For the second straight game, the Ravens are going with Chykie Brown and Dominique Franks as their starting cornerbacks for the preseason finale.