Ravens wrap up passing camp a day early

The Ravens concluded their voluntary passing camp this morning in Owings Mills as coach Brian Billick decided to give the team the day off on Thursday.

"We're down a few bodies, coming up on the weekend, we got done what we needed to get done in these two weeks, so it was a good time to give them a day," Billick said.

Practice was held inside for the second consecutive day as rain fell off and on throughout the morning.

Absent from camp again were linebacker Ray Lewis, running back Jamal Lewis, cornerbacks Chris McAlister and Samari Rolle, linebacker-defensive end Terrell Suggs, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and safety Ed Reed.

Kyle Boller was very sharp in the seven-on-seven drill at the end of practice, throwing touchdowns to wide receivers Patrick Johnson and Fred Stamps, and displayed great touch on a throw to receiver Randy Hymes along the sideline.

Wide receiver Derrick Mason believes the offense will develop a swagger.

"I don't think we lack confidence. I think it's just more of making sure everyone is on the same page, making sure that rapport is there with the wideouts and the tight ends and the running backs and the offensive line. So, once we get that done I think we'll be okay," Mason said. "I think with coach [Jim] Fassel being the offensive coordinator, we're gonna have that confidence and we're gonna have that mentality to say that we are going to go out there and we're gonna try to score everytime we get the ball."

Cornerback Cash Mouton came up with a diving interception and safety Will Demps picked off another pass to highlight the day on the defensive side of the ball.

The Ravens will hold a mandatory veterans camp starting June 6-9 followed by another voluntary minicamp June 13-16.