The Ravens will conduct an organized team activity (OTA) passing camp next week (Monday through Thursday) at their Owings Mills facility. Practice on Tuesday (May 18) will be open to the media for viewing, followed by an open locker room session.
Below is the practice/interview schedule:
Tuesday, May 18
10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Practice
12:15 p.m. Coach Harbaugh available at podium
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Players Available/Locker Room Open
Practice Viewing/Reporting Rules
With new ways to instantly report, we are tweaking some of our rules regarding reporters at practice:
Tactical Information: As consistent with the past, 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: Injury information may not be reported unless the injury happens during the open part of a practice.
Mobile Devices:No reporting devices are allowed at practice. This includes cell phones, Blackberries, iPhones, iPads and laptops.
Practice Re-Entry: There is also no re-entry to the open part of any practice. In other words, if a media member leaves the practice area to go inside and report, including Tweeting, that reporter cannot return to practice. (We will not be unreasonable regarding re-entry to practice. We understand there will be times when a reporter may have to enter the building to communicate with bosses, spouses, etc.).
Video: Videotaping is only allowed during individual position drills or when players are entering the practice fields. This includes the special teams' portion of practices.
Since training camp practices (in July and August) are open to the public, there are no restrictions to what can be reported. However, there will be times when we limit videotaping and ask that some tactical information not be reported.
Note: Mini-camp OTA practices in May and June are closed to the general public.