Monday's practice ended with some fireworks.
Rookie wide receiver Jordan Lasley pulled down a deep pass from quarterback Lamar Jackson along the sidelines for a touchdown just inside the pylon. Lasley beat cornerback Jackson Porter on the play and Jackson hit him perfectly in stride for a score of about 40 yards.
Lasley, a fifth-round pick from UCLA, caught the ball at its highest point with about a step of separation from the defender. It was one of his best plays of training camp.
The offense then swarmed Lasley after the play, as Jackson led the way running down the field to celebrate with him.
Lasley's touchdown continued a strong stretch for the offense, particularly the passing game. The group has been putting up big play after big play the last few days in practice, and the trend continued Monday.
In addition to Lasley's score, fellow rookie wideout Jaleel Scott also pulled down a deep touchdown grab during one-on-one drills. Scott beat the defender on a go route and then ran under the pass while also tiptoeing along the sidelines to stay in bounds.
Scott has flashed as a red-zone threat early in training camp, and this touchdown showed he has ability as a big-play receiver.
Lasley and Scott are both competing for spots on the 53-man roster, and they helped themselves with their performance Monday.
Here were some of the other notes from practice:
- Rookie tight end Mark Andrews has not practiced since the first day of training camp because of a soft-tissue issue. Some of the other players absent from practice were running back Kenneth Dixon (reported hamstring) and safety Tony Jefferson (undisclosed). Head Coach John Harbaugh has stressed throughout camp that none of the injuries are considered serious at this point.
- Wide receiver Chris Moore also had himself a strong practice (again). He's played well throughout camp and he made three particularly nice grabs on the day. The biggest highlight came when he pulled down a catch from quarterback Joe Flacco during seven-on-seven drills on a deep pass down the sidelines. Flacco hit Moore perfectly in stride and he did a nice job getting a step of separation.
- The Ravens continued to explore the creativity with Flacco and Jackson on the field at the same time. Without getting into too many specifics, the Ravens have found ways to [add] get Flacco and Jackson the ball on the same play, and that definitely brought the training camp crowd to its feet. The trickery is more than just a gimmicky offense, as the Ravens are spending time this summer finding out the best ways to utilize the rookie quarterback immediately.
- Second-year cornerback Marlon Humphrey had a bounce-back practice. He broke up a couple of passes, including a pass to Moore during full-team drills. He's drawn criticism from media lately for giving up big plays in practice, but he had a strong showing Monday.
- Monday's practice was Military Appreciation Day, and all of the fans in attendance were military members or their families. It was the 11th annual Military Appreciation Day, which Harbaugh started when he arrived in 2008. He spoke with fans after practice and spent about 30 minutes signing autographs and taking pictures.