The Steelers resumed practice preparations on Thursday for the Sunday week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens. NT Chis Hoke (knee) and G Trai Essex (ankle) did not practice again on Thursday and are looking less and less likely to suit up this week unless either can practice on Friday. QB Dennis Dixon (knee) as expected remains sidelined as he recovers from meniscus surgery he had performed following the week 2 game against the Titans.
For the Ravens on Thursday, RB Ray Rice (knee) and DE Cory Redding (concussion) were both limited today and Rice says he will play Sunday. T Jared Gaither (back) was downgraded to not practicing, one day practicing on a limited basis. LB Edgar Jones (thigh) didn\'t practice. CB Chris Carr (thigh) was limited as so was LB Jarret Johnson (back) and OL Tony Moll (hip).