After missing the first three practices of training camp as he recovered from offseason ankle surgery, Ravens left guard Ben Grubbs was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list and returned to the practice field today.
Grubbs wasn’t exactly eased back into action slowly, as he lined up with the first-team offense during 11-on-11 drills, in between left tackle Michael Oher and undrafted rookie center Ryan Bartholomew. Veteran center Matt Birk got the day off, which led to Bartholomew getting reps with the first-team.
“He looked OK,” head coach John Harbaugh said of Grubbs. “It’s the first time he’s been on a football field since January. We’ll look at the tape and see how he looked, but I don’t think there were any major problems. He looked like he got through it physically.”
Meanwhile, rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith did not finish practice today after suffering a groin injury early in the session.
Asked about Smith’s status after practice, Harbaugh declined to comment, and told reporters that he would not answer any further injury questions the remainder of training camp.
“I think I’ll just establish this right now, but don’t even bother to ask about any injuries,” Harbaugh said. “I don’t even want to get into all that.”
Good thing we asked about Grubbs before that policy was laid out.