For the second straight day, rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith participated in practice – the first time he’s practiced in back-to-back sessions since the week leading up to the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was also the day he suffered a high left ankle sprain, which has sidelined him for almost the entire season.
The first-round pick’s activity could be interpreted as a positive step towards suiting up for the Ravens’ contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday night. Defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano appeared to take that angle when asked about Smith’s progress.
Smith did not update his availability, saying he had to visit with the training staff during the team's open locker room.
Smith was joined on the practice field by cornerback Chris Carr, who is attempting to bounce back from a left hamstring injury. Carr said it was encouraging to see Smith practice.
“Hopefully, me and him stay out there for a long time because we have a lot of depth in the secondary,” Carr said. “When we all got hurt and [Domonique] Foxworth got put on IR [on Sept. 28], all our depth went out the window. So hopefully, we can keep our depth, and we’ll be fine for the rest of the season.”
Pagano on J.Smith: "He looks pretty good"
Defensive coordinator assesses rookie cornerback's progress
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