Jimmy Smith joined his Baltimore Ravens teammates on the field at mandatory minicamp on Wednesday, just more than six months after tearing his Achilles.
The cornerback was injured on Dec. 3 in a game against the Detroit Lions and was expected to miss up to eight months.
While Smith is only doing individual drills, his return is a good sign that he could be ready to participate when the team opens training camp on July 19 with a goal of playing Week 1.
Smith was suspended by the NFL for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs the day after he was injured. He had initially appealed, but instead served the four-game ban over the final four weeks of the 2017 season while he was injured.
The 29-year-old was having a strong campaign when he was injured. Smith had three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, 28 tackles and nine passes defended. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown.
–Field Level Media