Media Advisory - Ravens Training Camp Schedule/Media Policy

RAVENS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE/MEDIA POLICY

The Baltimore Ravens' first day of training camp media availability will be on Tuesday, July 24, when quarterbacks, rookies and injured veterans take part in a 4 p.m. practice at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills. Following the open session, head coach John Harbaugh, OLB Courtney Upshaw and G/T Kelechi Osemele will be available in a podium setting.

On Wednesday (7/25), all remaining veterans will report to camp, and photographers and videographers will be permitted to "shoot" these players entering the building. Additionally, LB Ray Lewisand RB Ray Ricewill be made available in a podium setting (time to be determined). That afternoon's 4 p.m. quarterbacks, rookies and injured veterans practice will also be open for media viewing, and if needed, coach Harbaugh would address reporters afterward.

The Ravens' first full-squad practice of training camp will take place on Thursday (7/26) with a 2:30 p.m. session that is open for media viewing. Following practice, coach Harbaugh, QB Joe Flaccoand LB Jameel McClainwill be available at the podium, in addition to other on-field interviews.

As a reminder, all training camp practices open to media may be viewed in their entirety. (Please see the Ravens' training camp media policy below for further details.)

Next Week's Practice/Media Schedule

Monday, July 23
Administrative Day (no media availability)

Tuesday, July 24
4 p.m.                 Quarterbacks, rookies and injured veterans practice
5:10 p.m.           Head coach John Harbaugh, OLB Courtney Upshaw and G/T Kelechi Osemele

Wednesday, July 25
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Veteran player arrival video and photo opportunity
12:15 p.m.         Quarterbacks, rookies and injured veterans practice
TBD                     LB Ray Lewis and RB Ray Rice (head coach John Harbaugh, if needed)

Thursday, July 262:30 p.m.           First full-team practice
5 p.m.                 Head coach John Harbaugh, QB Joe Flacco and LB Jameel McClain
5 p.m.                 On-field interview availability

Friday, July 27
2:30 p.m.           Practice/media viewing
5 p.m.                 Head coach John Harbaugh and players TBD
5 p.m.                 On-field interview availability

Saturday, July 282:30 p.m.           Practice/media viewing
5 p.m.                 Three coordinators (Jerry Rosburg, Cam Cameron and Dean Pees)
5 p.m.                 On-field interview availability

2012 TRAINING CAMP MEDIA POLICY

Interview Availability

Player Access:Select players and coaches will be made available in a podium setting on a regular basis. A list of players scheduled for the podium will be sent out every few days. Additionally, schedule-permitting, some players will be available for on-field interviews following practice. It is recommended that all interview requests be made at least 24 hours in advance and be submitted to Chad Steeleor Patrick Gleason. (Asking for a player at practice doesn't guarantee that you'll get him that day.) 

*Note: Due to limited space and size constraints, there will be no open locker room media sessions during training camp. *

Head Coach Access: Coach Harbaugh will be available at the podium after every practice, with the exception of days when the offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators address media members.

Assistant Coach Interviews: Assistant coaches will only be available in a podium setting. All three coordinators will speak at the podium approximately every fourth day, while each position coach will be available at least once.

Reporting/Media Viewing

Photos and Video: Still photography and videotaping are only allowed during individual position drills or when players are entering the practice fields. (This includes the special teams' portion of practice.)

Tactical Information: As consistent with previous seasons, nothing can be reported that is of a tactical nature. This includes any information that can help an opponent prepare to play the Ravens. Formations, who is lining up where, who is rushing the quarterback (and from where), gimmick plays, etc. are included in tactical information.

Injuries: As required by the NFL, injuries that occur during open practices can be reported. However, unless a player is viewed at practice during these open sessions wearing protective or rehabilitative devices/equipment, these devices/equipment cannot be reported. (In other words, we are asking reporters to only report what they see on the practice field or in press conferences. We've had instances in recent years when media members lingered in our lobby and reported players wearing things such as protective boots.)  

Electronic and Battery-Powered Equipment: These, especially cell phones, may not be used on the field. Reporters can return to the media room for any updates they wish to report. For those who have iPads or other tablets to take notes, these can be used, but only after receiving clearance from a Ravens' PR official.
(Times and Dates Subject to Change)

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