The Practice Report is an account of what happened on the field at today's open practice.
The Ravens got one of their rookie tight ends back of the field Tuesday.
First-round pick Hayden Hurst returned after being sidelined since Friday with a soft-tissue issue. He participated in about half the practice before heading to the locker room with a member of the medical staff.
Head Coach John Harbaugh told reporters that Hurst was following a plan set up by the trainers designed to get him back to full strength as soon as possible.
"He's doing everything he can do," Harbaugh said.
Hurst went through all individual drills and offensive install, and then participated in a portion of 11-on-11 drills. He didn't show any visible hesitations due to an injury, and he made a nice catch in full-team drills where he shrugged off a hit from rookie safety DeShon Elliott.
Hurst looked to have a good burst in his movement and caught the ball cleanly when he was on the field. The Ravens expect Hurst to be a big piece of the offense this fall, and it's critical to get him back to full-go as soon as possible.
He will have a day to recover because the Ravens have their first day off from camp tomorrow.
Here are some of the other practice notes:
- Rookie tight end Mark Andrews missed practice again. Harbaugh also said that Andrews is doing everything he can to get back on the field.
- After going through full practices the last two days, quarterback Joe Flacco joined some of the veterans who left the field after individual drills. That gave Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin III plenty of reps.
- The Ravens had to move practice inside because the rain continued to fall in Owings Mills. It has rained virtually all day the last four days on the entire East Coast, soaking the team's practice fields.
- Baltimore practiced in full pads and it may have been the most physical practice to date. The Ravens challenged players by putting them in one-on-one situations, including receivers vs. defensive backs and pass rushers vs. offensive linemen. The one-on-one battles between receivers and cornerbacks was one of the most entertaining parts of practice, as the defenders were able to get physical with the receivers at the line of scrimmage.
- Cornerback Marlon Humphrey came up with an interception on Jackson during the start of full-team drills. The pass was intended for receiver Willie Snead, but Marlon dove in front to make the interception. The second-year defender is having a great start to camp and looks ready to build off his strong rookie campaign.
- Wide receiver Chris Moore had a handful of nice grabs on the day. He made a leaping sideline catch where he managed to keep his feet in bounds for the catch. He later pulled down a touchdown in seven-on-seven drills. Moore is fighting for playing time amongst the new-look receiving corps, and he's carried his strong offseason into training camp.
- Wide receiver Janarion Grant caught a touchdown from Jackson over the middle late in practice, and then he capped off the score with an equally impressive standing backflip. Grant will be someone to watch closely in the preseason if he continues to make plays on the practice field.