The first offense fared well in full-team and two-minute exercises against the defense. In the two-minute drill, quarterback
hit tight end
for a 30-yard touchdown that capped a seven-play drive that left more than 15 seconds on the clock. In the full-team exercise, the offense finished one possession with a
24-yard field goal and another with a Flacco-to-
9-yard touchdown .
TUCKER CONVERTS 57-YARDER:
Rookie kicker Justin Tucker converted all eight of his field-goal attempts, including a line drive 57 yarder that cleared the crossbar with a few yards to spare. Not to be outdone, Cundiff went 9-of-9. In two days, both kickers are each 13-of-13 .
STANDOUT PERFORMER NO. 1:
enjoyed a strong day. He finished with five sacks, including 2 1/2 sacks of quarterback
in a span of four plays. Kindle also came away with an interception off a Taylor pass tipped by rookie linebacker Nigel Carr.
STANDOUT PERFORMER NO. 2:
made a few sparkling receptions. He hauled in a nice back-shoulder pass during a one-on-one drill, a diving catch in the end zone during a red-zone exercise and a deep bomb over rookie cornerback
during a seven-on-seven drill.
With the offensive line in a state of flux due to the absence of left tackle
and the rotation of Kelechi Osmele, Jack Cornell and Cord Howard at right tackle, the presence of
at left guard has been a point of stability for that unit. The 13-year veteran has meshed nicely with center
and new left tackle
and appears to be a worthy replacement for
, who left in the offseason for the
was excused from practice to return home and deal with a personal matter. Coach
said Webb is expected to return in time for Saturday afternoon’s practice. Offensive tackle
(rolled ankle) and center/guard
(undisclosed) also were absent. Osemele (back spasms) was taken off the physically-unable-to-perform list and practiced Friday. McKinnie (personal reason) is on the reserve/did-not-report list. Players who are on the physically-unable-to-perform list include three-time
(hamstring), defensive end
), offensive tackle
(strained right calf) and wide receiver/return specialist
(knee surgery). Five-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker and reigning
Defensive Player of the Year
(torn right Achilles tendon) is on the non-football injury list. Cornerback
and Doss dealt with leg cramps, but their injuries are not considered serious.
“Who missed that tackle?” — Flacco gloating after he hit Pitta, who outraced inside linebacker