Ravens outside linebacker Odafe Oweh was limited in his return to practice Wednesday, taking a significant step forward in his recovery from a Week 2 ankle injury.

Oweh, one of the Ravens’ defensive standouts in their season-opening win over the Houston Texans, was knocked out of the team’s Sept. 17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals early in the third quarter. He left the locker room in a walking boot and hadn’t practiced until Wednesday.

Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Oweh was “looking close” to returning. The Ravens’ pass rush has impressed in his absence, and enters Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions tied for the NFL lead in sacks.

“He’ll take a lot of reps, I’m sure, as much as he can,” Harbaugh said of Oweh after practice Wednesday. “It’s a good group [of outside linebackers], and it’s great to have Odafe back.”

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Three Ravens who left Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans — defensive lineman Brent Urban (neck), cornerback Kevon Seymour (ankle) and safety Marcus Williams (hamstring) — missed practice Wednesday. Harbaugh said Monday that Williams, who’s also playing through a pectoral injury, would be “really iffy for this week.”

Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (rest/knee) also missed practice. He had two sacks against Tennessee.

Inside linebacker Malik Harrison, who left the game in London after entering the league’s concussion protocol, was limited in his return to practice.


Jonas Shaffer is a Ravens beat writer for The Baltimore Banner. He previously covered the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun. Shaffer graduated from the University of Maryland and grew up in Silver Spring.

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