Cleveland practices; James doesn’t
Ravens second-year left guard Ben Cleveland made his first appearance at training camp on Monday. The 2021 thirdround pick missed the team’s four practices last week after being placed on the nonfootball injury list while continuing to fail the team’s conditioning test.
“He passed it this morning,” Harbaugh said. “He did leg lifts then he practiced today in the heat. He will sleep well tonight.”
The missed time might prove costly for Cleveland. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Ben Powers is currently in the lead for the job, while Cleveland and Tyre Phillips remain in the mix to start at left guard.
Cleveland’s return coincided with a key absence at tackle, however. Ja’Wuan James did not participate in the team’s first padded practice on Monday due to a “nagging” injury, Harbaugh said.
James has only played in three games since 2019, as he voluntarily opted out of the 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns then tore his Achilles in May 2021 before signing a two-year deal with the Ravens.
Harbaugh said James has moved well during practice and is learning to adjust to playing left tackle.
Wide receiver Devin Duvernay did not practice after suffering a thigh bruise from colliding with safety Chuck Clark on a sideline throw in an 11-on-11 period during Saturday night’s open practice at M&T Bank Stadium. Harbaugh said Duvernay’s injury was not serious.