Upshaw returns to practice

Rookie linebacker had missed last seven practices

August 07, 2012|By Jeff Zrebiec

Rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw returned to practice after missing the past seven workouts because of a right shoulder sprain.

Upshaw, the team's first of two second-round picks in April, was one of several Ravens to return to the practice field today. Running back Anthony Allen, guard Marshal Yanda, linebacker Jameel McClain and defensive end Pernell McPhee, who all left practice early yesterday, were also on the practice field.

Nose tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu also returned after missing Monday's practice. Wide receiver Jacoby Jones watched the early part of practice but he did not have his helmet and didn't appear to be working today.

Safety Ed Reed, who missed practice yesterday after banging his left leg on Saturday,returned to practice.

The other Ravens not participating included running back Bernard Pierce (hamstring), wide receivers Patrick Williams and David Reed (knee), tight end Dennis Pitta (hand), offensive linemen Matt Birk (back) and Jah Reid (calf), linebackers Josh Bynes, Darryl Blackstock (groin), Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) and Terrell Suggs (Achilles), defensive end Arthur Jones (hip) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (back).

The Ravens play their first preseason game Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons.    

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