Jan 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson (83) during media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson still not practicing




Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson still hasn’t returned to practice since spraining his left foot in the team’s preseason opener ten days ago against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During that game, Thompson suffered a sprained left foot, and hasn’t returned to practice since. He finished the game with one catch for five yards, and also dropped one pass.

He was expected to become a significant contributor with the departure of Anquan Boldin, and Jacoby Jones failing to live up to expectations yet again.

Signed as an undrafted free agent from Florida in 2012, the 6-3, 203 lb receiver was having a good camp and lead the Ravens to believe they could count on him enough that they didn’t sign any free agent receivers, but after he inured himself and not practiced since, the team signed veteran wideout Brandon Stokley, and it now appears Thompson’s roster spot could be in jeopardy if he can’t get back onto the practice field soon.

Also, starting tight end Ed Dickson remains out indefinitely with a slightly torn right hamstring.

“You can’t rush back those things,” Dickson said. “I’m trying my hardest to get back out there. It kills me. I’m hard on myself. I want to get back out there today, but I don’t want to go out and hurt the team and be out for weeks during the regular season.



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