The Ravens have officially started their activities for the 2013 season.
The team began its voluntary offseason conditioning program Monday morning, bringing the majority of players back to Baltimore to be part of the workouts.
A number of the veteran team leaders came into town to participate, including quarterback
Smith tweeted about his enthusiasm for the workouts early Monday morning.
It's officially the first day we work towards defending our title #ravensnation— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) April 15, 2013
In addition to key players from last year’s team participating, the veteran free-agent acquisitions are also at the Under Armour Performance Center to get a jump start on the season. Defensive linemen
The conditioning program is the first phase of offseason workouts that are allowed as part of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. The “Phase One” time is a two-week period limited to strength and conditioning work and physical rehabilitation.
Players are able to get on the practice field for quarterbacks to throw to wide receivers, but they do not conduct full practices and are not in pads. The only coaches observing the workouts are the strength and conditioning coaches.