Ravens guard Ben Grubbs playfully warned reporters to not ask him any questions about the toe injury that has kept him out since the first week of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
His response essentially was, when he is ready to play, we'll see him out there.
Grubbs did indeed participate in today's practice, albeit on a limited basis. Obviously, how he responds later in the week will be far more important, but his presence at practice today is at least a good sign.
Running back Anthony Allen (thigh), center Matt Birk (neck) and cornerback Danny Gorrer (thigh) also were practicing. Allen and Gorrer were inactive for last Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
One prominent addition to today's injury report for the Ravens was defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. He didn't practice with a thigh injury. Wide receivers Lee Evans (ankle) and David Reed (ankle) and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) also didn't practice.
For the Steelers, linebackers LaMarr Woodley (hamstring), James Harrison (eye) and James Farrior (calf), wide receiver Hines Ward (ankle) and tackle Jonathan Scott (ankle) were all listed as limited participants.
Guard Doug Legursky (toe) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) did not practice.
There, however, was no sign of wide receiver Lee Evans (ankle), linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and wide receiver/kick returner David Reed.
Evans and Ellerbe have been out with injuries so their absence is not a huge surprise. There have been no reported injuries for Ngata and Reed so I can't say yet why they weren't out there.