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Bernard Pierce, who sustained a sprained knee last Thursday, was back on the practice field on Monday.

Bernard Pierce (sprained knee), as well as Marshal Yanda (rotator cuff surgery), returned to practice on Monday.
Bernard Pierce (sprained knee), as well as Marshal Yanda (rotator cuff surgery), returned to practice on Monday.
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Ravens running back Bernard Pierce, who survived a bit of a scare when he sprained his knee last Thursday during Baltimore's 44-16 preseason win over Tampa Bay, was back on the field at practice Monday.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good news. RB Bernard Pierce (bruised  knee) just jogged out to practice.</p>&mdash; Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ravens/statuses/366994147963453440">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>More good news. Pro Bowl RG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) has returned. It&#39;s his first practice of training camp.</p>&mdash; Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ravens/statuses/366997531915337730">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Yanda has been on schedule with his recovery from rotator cuff surgery so his injury wasn't necessarily an issue at this point. There's a still a chance he could sit Thursday's game out and play next week. However, given how tough Yanda is, he probably wants to play in a game as soon as possible.

Pierce's sprained knee suffered no structural damage, which was fortunate considering the location of the injury. There is a chance Pierce plays Thursday.

Also, according to the Ravens' twitter feed, receiver Brandon Stokley is participating in his first practice, which is something he said would do following Sunday's session at M&T Bank Stadium. Tight end Dallas Clark has apparently not made his way to the field yet.

Stokley was assigned the No. 80 jersey, the number he wore with the Ravens when he played with the organization for four years after being drafted in 1999.

WNST reporter Luke Jones has the rest of the practice rundown here, though he also mentioned Bryan Hall (hamstring) returned to practice in a separate tweet.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Ravens&amp;src=hash">#Ravens</a> not practicing: Upshaw, C. Brown, Spears, M. Brown, D. Thompson, C. Johnson, Dickson, Harewood, Jensen, Lewis-Moore, Pitta, McClain</p>&mdash; Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaltimoreLuke/statuses/367000870153498625">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>
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