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 Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice, offensive tackle Michael Oher, cornerback Lardarius Webb and wide receiver Torrey Smith.
Smith tweeted about his enthusiasm for the workouts early Monday morning.
Defensive lineman Arthur Jones also returned to Baltimore for the workout, just one day after being in a car accident. He was able to participate in the full workouts and didn't have any lingering issues from the crash.
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 Chris Canty and Marcus Spears, linebacker Elvis Dumervil and safety Michael Huff are all in Baltimore to participate.
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.