Fresh off another successful public practice at Annapolis' Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, the Baltimore Ravens returned to their Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Maryland in preparation for this Friday evening's home exhibition game against the Detroit Lions.
It was good to see a bunch of previously injured players back on the practice field, including cornerback Jimmy Smith, RB Bernard Pierce, linebacker Courtney Upshaw, Offensive lineman Jah Reid, LB Dannell Ellerbe and center Matt Birk. For various reasons, WR Jacoby Jones, guard Bobbie Williams and DE Pernell McPhee were not practicing today.
(More on the Ravens Monday afternoon practice after the 'Jump')
In 11-on-11 drills, QB Joe Flacco saw a tipped pass land in the defensive hands of safety Season Consindine, who wove through the defense before laterally to Lardarius Webb who went the last few yards for the TD. Another overthrown pass by Flacco had him yelling out loud in frustration.
Undrafted rookie WR Deonte Thompson caught a long TD pass from Curtis Painter that the defense on the sideline thought was offensive pass interference, prompting WR Anquan Boldin to gesture towards them and yell, "Settle down!"
Both injured tight ends, Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson were seen on the sidelines in shorts and t-shirts chatting while watching their teammates practice. Boldin burned Jimmy Smith on a long pass but couldn't outrun him into the end zone, settling for a long gain into the Red Zone.
The team will hold practice both Tuesday and Wednesday, and Baltimore Beatdown will be there, but the media will not be in attendance on Thursday as the team prepares for Friday's game.