After missing last week's passing camp, quarterback Troy Smith and wide receiver Mark Clayton both returned to practice today.
Smith, who recently had his tonsils removed, said today that he's feeling better but still isn't 100 percent recovered from the procedure.
"It was tough but well worth it," he said. "Everything is getting back in order. It's still trying times when I bark out signals and use my voice. But we have to practice, it's work time."
Smith has had previous issues with his tonsils (most notably in training camp in 2008), which led to the decision to have them removed entirely.
"After three bouts with it; the tonsillitis and then another small bout, and then having strep throat not too long ago, I just decided that's enough," Smith said.
The Ravens' backup quarterback doesn't anticipate any similar medical issues in the future.
"Oh, it's done," Smith said. "If you know anything about your tonsils, that's the main storage, sometimes, of the bacteria. And then sometimes, in a good case, that's what helps you get rid of some of the bacteria. But when they get infected, it's a bad time for you."
Meanwhile, Clayton was back working in full team drills today, and said that he's close to being at full strength after undergoing a procedure on his right shoulder this offseason.
While those two were out on the practice fields today, a few players were no-shows at the voluntary camp, including wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
Boldin was at last week's passing camp, but did not show today.
A handful of other players were absent today: linebackers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs, running back Willis McGahee, and defensive ends Trevor Pryce and Cory Redding.