CB Lardarius Webb
Starting cornerback Lardarius Webb still hasn't practiced, and it looks as though he'll end up missing the entire preseason and training camp. That's certainly not good, but the Ravens still expect him to be back in Week 1 against the Bengals.
Regardless, it's hard to see Webb, who's dealing with a back issue, being back to his self when he does return. Webb is one of the game's best corners when healthy. According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), Webb's 8.0 grade in 2013 was the 19th best of 77 eligible corners.
We probably won't see Webb play at that level for at least the first few games of the regular season. In the NFL, you simply don't miss two months of practice, then return to action on top of your game.
CB Jimmy Smith
As if Webb's injury wasn't bad enough, the other starting cornerback, Jimmy Smith, is also dealing with an injury. His chest injury has kept him from practicing since August 16.
His injury isn't believed to be as serious as Webb's, though it's never good when your top three corners are missing practice.
CB Asa Jackson
In addition to Baltimore's two starting cornerbacks being out, backup Asa Jackson is also being held out with an ankle injury. He's been out for two weeks, and as of August 26, he has yet to return to practice.
Because all three players missed Tuesday practice, neither Jackson, Smith or Webb will likely play Thursday against the Saints.
NT Terrence Cody
Backup nose tackle Terrence Cody continues to rehab from offseason hip surgery. In the meantime, the fifth-year pro remains on PUP, meaning he could be out for the first six weeks of the regular season. John Harbaugh said no decision has been made on if he'll remain on PUP.
Once he comes off PUP, Baltimore has to cut him, place him on the active roster or place him on the Injured Reserve list.
S Matt Elam
The Ravens will be without starting strong safety Matt Elam against the Saints, as he's dealing with a leg injury. John Harbaugh did say he expects Elam to return to practice later in the week, which is a good sign he'll be ready Week 1 against the Bengals.