Lee Evans could wait another week before playing

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OWINGS MILLS — It doesn’t seem like wide receiver Lee Evans will make his return to the field Sunday despite being present in practice for the past three days.

Coach John Harbaugh hinted he wants Evans to get a little more up to speed before getting out there in game action.

“I think it’s an outside chance (Evans plays) right now,” Harbaugh said. “He’s still working through it. If we had a situation where we needed him, he would go.”

Harbaugh could be playing coy with plans to get Evans involved. Or, more likely, he’ll start rookie receiver Torrey Smith another week as Evans continues to improve.

Evans hasn’t played since Week 2 against Tennessee. Againt the Titans, Evans caught two passes for 45 yards.

Suggs: ‘If I can breathe, I ‘m good.’

Linebacker Terrell Suggs returned to practice Friday after sitting Thursday out with a sore knee.

Harbaugh said Suggs’ injury was a rest related issue, while Suggs wouldn’t comment much on it. Suggs did hint he’ll be playing Sunday.

“Y’all know the story,” Suggs said. “If I can breathe, I’m good.”

Safety Ed Reed (shoulder) also returned to practice after sitting Thursday out with a shoulder injury.

Ayanbadajeo to take concussion test Saturday

Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who sustained a minor concussion against Pittsburgh last week, said he’ll be taking a concussion test Saturday. He expects to pass.

He said he took a baseline test earlier in the week, but his reaction time was slower than it needed to be, which kept him from being cleared. He said he isn’t experiencing any symptoms and hopes to be ready to play against Seattle on Sunday.

By Jason Butt

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