On Saturday, wide receiver Lee Evans was out at practice with his left foot in a walking boot.
Today, he wasn’t out there at all.
Evans, who has caught six passes for 128 yards in his two preseason games since coming over in a trade with Buffalo, did not practice again today. Rookie wideout Torrey Smith got the reps alongside Anquan Boldin with the first-team offense in Evans’ stead.
The 30-year-old’s injury is not thought to be anything serious, and with the regular season quickly approaching, the Ravens will not rush Evans back to the practice field this week leading up to Thursday’s preseason finale.
While Evans has apparently has had some kind of physical set-back, fellow wide receiver James Hardy has made progress from his hamstring injury.
Hardy returned to the practice field on Saturday after missing nearly all of training camp, and he was back participating in drills today.
The former second-round pick still doesn’t look like he’s taking part in full-team drills, however, as he was lining up five yards behind the line of scrimmage and running practice routes as the offense was going through legitimate work.
Hardy’s injury has put him well behind the eight-ball in his quest for a roster spot. It’d be incredibly hard to imagine the 6-foot-5 receiver factoring into the 53-man roster given how little he’s been able to practice this camp.
Cornerback Chris Carr (hamstring) did not appear to be participating during the 30 minute media portion of practice. Center Matt Birk (knee) and right guard Marshal Yanda (back spasms) were practicing again this afternoon after returning to drills on Saturday after extended absences.