Monday, August 18, 2014
Jimmy Smith not practicing for Ravens
By Jamison Hensley
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was absent during the media viewing portion of Monday's practice.
Smith bruised his chest after jumping up for a pass intended for wide receiver Dez Bryant and landing on his back in the opening drive of Saturday's preseason game at the Dallas Cowboys. Smith's head also bounced hard off the turf. He was seen spitting blood on the field, and he was reportedly also doing so in the locker room after the game.
X-rays to Smith's chest were negative, and he didn't return to the game. Ravens coach John Harbaugh downplayed the severity of the injury, but Smith expressed more concern, saying he couldn't remember parts of the game.
Running back Ray Rice was participating in individual drills after injuring his shoulder in the second quarter Saturday. Tight end Owen Daniels was not on the field after sitting out Saturday's preseason game. Harbaugh has said Daniels isn't injured and is resting his legs.
Other Ravens not practicing Monday: cornerbacks Lardarius Webb (back) and Asa Jackson (ankle), offensive tackle Brett Van Sloten (undisclosed), guard Will Rackley (head) and nose tackle Terrence Cody (hip, physically unable to perform list).