After more than two months of conditioning, Organized Team Activities and a mandatory minicamp, the Ravens concluded their offseason program Thursday afternoon. The final offseason practice was far from easy, as the team worked for more than two hours on a muggy Baltimore afternoon.
"Guys fought through it," Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "I'm happy with where we're at and looking forward to where we're going."
The players now get a break. The team will enjoy some vacation before the players have to report back to Baltimore for training camp on July 29.
The coaching staff will also get some down time, but they'll also work to make their evaluations before training camp based on what they saw during the offseason work.
"You learn a lot in the OTAs in terms of what you're going to be good at, you think, so you start steering in that direction a little bit more," Harbaugh said. "And we'll try to keep evolving from that, because we're going to learn more as we go, and we'll kind of adjust as we go."
Here were some of the notes from the final day of practice:
- Rookie tight end Maxx Williams did not finish practice after he "tweaked something," Harbaugh said, but the injury does not appear serious. Fellow rookie Nick Boyle took advantage of a few first-team reps with Williams sidelined.
- Center Jeremy Zuttah participated in the beginning of practice before heading into the locker room. This was the first minicamp practice for him since reportedly having offseason surgery. Right tackle Rick Wagner (foot) did not practice at all this week. Harbaugh said the Ravens are "optimistic" about them being available for training camp. "It seems like they're on schedule both of those guys, so we'll see."
- Wide receiver Jeremy Butler put on a show catching everything thrown at him. Steve Smith Sr. said after practice, "I don't think he dropped a pass all offseason."
- Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs admitted that he’s not yet at his “fighting weight," but he still moved well during practice. He was fluid in drills, even when he had to drop back into coverage on a few occasions. Suggs now has a few weeks to shed weight before training camp begins.
- Second-year linebacker Zach Orr put forth an impressive offseason. He made the team as an undrafted prospect last year, and continues to make strides. Orr was even taking reps with the first-team defense as C.J. Mosley continues to recover from offseason wrist surgery.
- Punter Sam Koch showed off his versatility by getting in some reps as a field goal kicker. Koch is the backup option if Justin Tucker were to get hurt, and he showed no drop-off by hitting four straight field goals, including a 50 yarder.
- Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman is noticeably active during practice. He's often running between drills and is consistently talking with his players, particularly Flacco.
- Rookie Breshad Perriman just missed a diving touchdown attempt in the back corner of the end zone during 7-on-7 drills. He took a hard fall on the play, but came back a few plays later to beat Jackson to the opposite corner for a touchdown snag.
- Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is a great athlete. At one point during practice, he ran about 15 yards down the field to get in position for a tackle on fullback Kyle Juszczyk after a screen pass.