Ravens Camp Report: Day 7

July, 31, 2014
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Baltimore Ravens training camp:


  • Steve Smith continues to prove he has the best hands of all the Ravens receivers. His best catch on Thursday was reaching behind him for a low pass that would've been intercepted by Chykie Brown. Judging from camp, quarterback Joe Flacco has built a trust that Smith will catch anything thrown close to him.
  • Rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley has only one speed. Even on a day without pads, the first-round pick nailed fullback Shuan Chapas and then deflected a pass from rookie quarterback Keith Wenning. Mosley has been the most consistent playmaker on defense.
  • Maybe it was the news conference looming after practice, but running back Ray Rice didn't look sharp. He got behind a linebacker and had no one standing between him and the end zone. But Rice dropped what was a nice pass from Flacco.
  • The lighter practice was noticeably quieter because linebacker Terrell Suggs was given a day off. Wide receiver Jacoby Jones, nose tackle Haloti Ngata and running back Justin Forsett also were given what coach John Harbaugh called a "recovery day."
  • Schedule: The Ravens have an 8:30 a.m. ET practice Friday. All three coordinators -- Gary Kubiak (offense), Dean Pees (defense) and Jerry Rosburg (special teams) -- will speak to the media following practice.
  • Injury wire: DE Brent Urban (knee) is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. ... CB Lardarius Webb (back) missed his fifth straight practice. ... ILB Daryl Smith (groin) was sidelined for a second straight day. ... DT Timmy Jernigan (back spasms), G Will Rackley (head) and WR Jeremy Butler (groin) also didn't practice. ... NT Terrence Cody (hip) is on the physically unable to perform list.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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