News And Notes From Final Week Of Organized Team Activities


The Ravens continued with their final week of Organized Team Activities Tuesday.

After the two-hour practice, Head Coach John Harbaugh made it clear that his team still has plenty of work to do.

"We just need to get good at what we're doing," Harbaugh said. "We just need to really take care of our business, get our act together and get good at what we're doing. And that's what we'll focus on."

Here were some of the news and notes from the day:

  • Second-year wide receiver Breshad Perriman had an up-and-down practice. He had a pair of drops early in the day and then also had the ball punched out for a fumble after making a catch. But he came back from those early miscues to make some flash plays. He hauled in a deep pass from quarterback Ryan Mallett during 11-on-11 drills and also showed off his hands with nice snags away from his body. Perriman consistently ran with the first-team offense.
  • Running back Trent Richardson returned after missing the first week of OTAs with a hamstring issue. He's an impressive physical talent and looks toned after losing about 20 pounds this offseason. He still has a long way to go as his snaps were limited during 11-on-11 drills. Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon was also back on the field.
  • Cornerback Will Davis returned to practice in a limited capacity. He tore his ACL last year and this was his first week back on the field. He didn't participate in any full-team drills.
  • Justin Forsett is still the clear leader of the running back group. Much has been made about the competition between the six running backs, but Forsett still looks like the favorite to win the job. He was the first player through the drills and took the bulk of the snaps with the starting offense.
  • Rookie receiver Keenan Reynolds seems to be a quick study at his new positon. The college quarterback couldn't practice the last few weeks because he first had to graduate from Navy, but it looks like he's been living in his playbook during that time. He's made noticeable strides since rookie minicamp and fit right in with the receiver group.
  • The cornerbacks had a nice day of work. Veterans Shareece Wright and Jerraud Powers both came up with interceptions, and rookie Tavon Young forced another interception by deflecting a pass that ended up in the hands of linebacker Brennen Beyer.

-  Mallett wasn't very sharp in Tuesday's session. He made some errant throws and also didn't seem to be on the same page with his receivers. He air-mailed a few passes over the head of his targets and there was an apparent miscommunication on a pass to Perriman in the end zone. Mallett threw towards the pylon and Perriman kept running to the back of the end zone, and the pass ended up getting intercepted by Wright.

-  Wide receiver Jeremy Butler made a great over-the-shoulder catch in one-on-one drills for a 40-yard touchdown. Another candidate for the play-of-the day was a one-handed grab from wide receiver Chris Matthews over the middle.

  • An afternoon storm forced the team to head inside early and finish practice in the fieldhouse. 

-  Defensive end Brent Urban and offensive lineman Ryan Jensen got into a little scuffle near the end of practice. The two of them locked up and Jensen ripped off Urban's helmet before teammates separated them. Jensen then flung Urban's helmet down the field.

-  Practice ended when kicker Justin Tucker booted a field goal of about 45 yards directly through the uprights, and started to celebrate almost as soon as he kicked it because he knew it was good.

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