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Monday, September 30, 2013
Jacoby Jones returning to practice

By Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones will return to practice this week after missing the past three games with a knee sprain.

This is an encouraging sign for the Ravens as they try to mend a banged-up wide receiver group. Jones was injured in the season opener when his own teammate, rookie Brynden Trawick, ran into him on a punt return. Jones had been projected to miss four to six weeks.

Coach John Harbaugh wouldn't indicate whether Jones' return to practice means he'll play Sunday at the Miami Dolphins.

"We'll see how well he does with [practice]," Harbaugh said Monday.

Of the six wide receivers on the roster, four are dealing with injuries: Jones (knee), Marlon Brown (hamstring), Brandon Stokley (groin) and Deonte Thompson (concussion). Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss are the only healthy receivers.

According to Harbaugh, Brown is doing well and Thompson is not showing any significant side effects from a concussion. Stokley injured his groin Friday, and he was ruled inactive Sunday after the injury tightened up on him in pre-game warmups.

But, outside of Jones, all should be available for Sunday's game.

"It's hard on us, there's no question," Harbaugh said. "We're down legs on that side of the ball. It's hard to work on the things you want to work on. But you have to do it. Everybody faces that. It'll be good to get those guys back."

In other injury news, Harbaugh also didn't seem too concerned about cornerback Lardarius Webb's hamstring injury.