After failing the conditioning test yesterday, defensive tackle Terrence Cody passed it today and returned to practice.
Veteran cornerback Walt Harris did not follow that same script.
Harris, who also failed the conditioning test yesterday, said he is dealing with some soreness in his Achilles and did not take it again thus far today. As a result, he sat out of practice for a second straight day.
"Once [the Achilles] gets better, I'll go out running and we'll be good," Harris said.
Harris said he hopes to take the test either later on today or early tomorrow morning. Despite having to watch practice from the side because he was unable to pass the exam, the 35-year-old said he doesn't have a problem with the team putting players through all the running before they can participate with their teammates.
"That's no big deal, I understand that," Harris said. "There's always testing. Every team has their different tests that they'll run. There's nothing different here."
Center Matt Birk has passed the test, but said that the Ravens' conditioning exam differs from ones he has previously taken.
"It's certainly a challenge," Birk said. "It's not the same test. I think that's the fourth different type of test I've had. Things are different from team to team."
Head coach John Harbaugh admitted that the Ravens' test is probably "more demanding than most teams", but said that it's designed that way.
"It's a legitimate test," Harbaugh said. "[Strength & conditioning coach] Bob Rogucki has done a really nice job of building a test that tests football conditioning...It's more of a football-type test, so I think that's what's good about it."
Back to Birk, the center did not practice with the team again today. He is coming off lingering neck issues and had a heavy duty wrap on his arm after practice. He spent the morning working off to the side with an assistant coach and says he feels "pretty good" health-wise.
"I was practicing blocking my wife, and [the neck] didn't really hurt when I was throwing her around," Birk joked. "I've done some things in the offseason to be proactive with it; worked on strengthening it and treating it and trying to get it as good as I can. That's the way it goes. If it flares up, if something happens during the year, then I'll deal with it."
Birk says he's unsure if he'll practice when the full team suits up on Friday.
"I don't know yet," he said. "We'll see. I just kind of do whatever they tell me to do."