Tuesday's practice was marked by a solid showing by the offense. During an exercise in which the starters faced a variety of third-down scenarios, the unit converted four of six attempts, including four of the first five.
It's not often that defensive linemen get a little love, but
and Ma'ake Kemoeatu fared well. Ngata tipped a pass by quarterback
intended for running back
that was intercepted by free safety
. Kemoeatu pounced on a loose ball created when Taylor and center
fumbled a snap during a red-zone drill.
Although training camp is officially over, the
still practiced in front of a crowd Tuesday. University of Maryland athletic director
talked with owner
, and former Ravens defensive tackle and current Poly coach
brought more than 60 members of the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen squads to the team's training facility in Owings Mills.
got some opportunities with the first offense, and the wide receiver made the most of them. He caught all three passes quarterback
directed his way during full-team exercises, and all three were long enough to gain first downs in the third-down drill previously mentioned.
A pair of rookies had a chance to join Reed and cornerback
on the interceptions list, but couldn't produce. Free safety Omar Brown had a Taylor pass slip through his hands. And cornerback
narrowly missed scooping up an overthrown pass by
Starting right guard
was absent Tuesday after he appeared to be injured Monday when tight end
undercut outside linebacker
, who rolled into Yanda's lower leg. Defensive end
(death in family) and offensive tackle
(strained calf) sat out their third straight practice. Tight end
(broken right hand) and inside linebacker
(cracked vertebrae) did not practice for the 15th straight day. Tight end
(sprained right shoulder) and defensive tackle
(broken left ankle) missed their eighth consecutive day. Inside linebacker
(groin) was not present after practicing Sunday and Monday. Outside linebacker
(shoulder stinger) and strong safety
(unspecified) wore red, non-contact jerseys. Considine practiced Monday without one. Wide receiver-return specialist
(knee surgery) is still on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Five-time
outside linebacker and reigning
Defensive Player of the Year
(torn right Achilles tendon) is on the non-football injury list.