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Today's practice was a good affair for all involved.

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Today kicked off the start of the three-day joint practice session with the Philadelphia Eagles. Today's festivites were rather uneventful, but football happened, and that's fantastic news.

While none of the Beatdown staff were in attendance, we can certainly bring you all of the news from delegates of both the Baltimore and Philadelphia media that were present.

Reports From Bleeding Green Nation

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Per BaltimoreRavens.com's Garrett Downing, the altercation took place when Eagles LB Brandon Graham took down Ravens FB Kyle Juszczyk. This was a big deal because of the previously agreeed upon terms that the teams wouldn't tackle. Thankfully, the skirmish extinguished itself. The climax of the scuffle amounted to a few angry words from the mouth of Ravens receiver Steve Smith.

  • Eagles rookie CB Eric Rowe made a nice play on Steve Smith when Rowe knocked an apparent touchdown out of Smith's hands. On the flip side, Ravens receiver Kamar Aiken "outmuscled" Rowe for a touchdown.
  • A few Eagles secondary players had a nice day feasting on Ravens quarterbacks. Bleeding Green's Brandon Lee Gowton says that both Walter Thurmond and Brandon Graham had nice interceptions. Gowton believes it was Flacco that threw the aforementioned picks, but because of the Ravens pesky hard-to-read black jerseys that the quarterbacks wear, he was unsure. My money is on Matt Schaub being the guy who was responsible.
  • The Eagles apparently accommodated the Ravens by slowing down the practice tempo and not practicing with music.
  • Kyle Arrington had a nice tip at the LOS against Eagles QB Sam Bradford. However, Kyle would later be burned by Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews.
  • Concerns for the Ravens offensive line? Bleeding Green reports that "the Eagles "pass rush" did a nice job of getting "pressure" on Flacco." While contact was limited, this may be of concern for the unit that is supposed to be one of the best in the league.
  • Ravens LB Arthur Brown got juked out by Eagles backup halfback Kenjon Barner. It was pretty sweet, but disappointing that it happened to Brown, who desperately needs to show up.
  • Brown wasn't the only linebacker to have a bad day. Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, the starters, were reportedly "burned" in one-on-one pass coverage by Eagles players Trey Burton and Eric Tomlinson. Another unnamed linebacker gave Burton a high-five after a one-handed grab.
“It’s definitely more competitive,” - Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil on scrimmaging with the Eagles



Notes From Baltimore Ravens Staff Writer, Garrett Downing

Well, that's a wrap for today's festivities. It was a productive, injury-free and for the most part, a fight-free practice. It seems that most everyone is a happy camper. Except maybe for Steve Smith, who just wants to get home to his wife it seems.
"Today's my wife's birthday, so I'm not at home, I'm over here doing this [expletive] and missing my wife's birthday. That's my honest opinion. I'd rather be at home singing happy birthday to my wife."

Once again, special mentions to both Bleeding Green Nation and Garrett Downing, both of whom are fantastic at their respective jobs covering their teams. We'll be back tomorrow, providing you with all of the training camp news out there. Our apologies for not posting an observations thread today. We'll be watching a lot more closely tomorrow.

Until then, see you Ravens (and Eagles) faithful tomorrow!