- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Staff Writer
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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.
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