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Practice Report: Ronnie Stanley Makes Like a Wide Receiver After Catching Deflected Pass

LT Ronnie Stanley
LT Ronnie Stanley

Getting a rare opportunity to catch a pass Tuesday, Ronnie Stanley made the most of it.

Stanley was at his normal left tackle position when Lamar Jackson's toss was deflected by defensive end Brent Urban. The ball ricocheted to Stanley, who caught it and made a nifty spin move after making the grab.

Teammates and coaches had smiles on their faces, as Stanley's unexpected catch provided a moment of levity. Here are some other notes from Tuesday's light practice session in which the Ravens ran through plays without wearing helmets:

  • Not only was Jackson in attendance, starting safety Marcus Williams participated in his first OTA session open to the media. Williams was doing plenty of communicating with teammates, and his range and athleticism remains a major ingredient in Baltimore's secondary.
  • Jackson threw the ball crisply all day, showing accuracy from various arm angles. His best toss was a pinpoint spiral to Zay Flowers in the end zone for a touchdown late in practice.
  • This is the final week of voluntary OTAs before three mandatory practices next week. Overall, the attendance has been strong, even with some players not participating Tuesday.
  • Rookie Nate Wiggins received some personal instruction from Assistant Head Coach/Pass Game Coordinator Chris Hewitt during a slap-away drill early in practice. Wiggins has already shown his speed and cover skills. Forcing fumbles would add another weapon to his defensive arsenal.
  • Tavius Robinson flashed into the backfield quickly on several plays, and the outside linebacker's mobility continues to impress for someone listed at 6-foot-6, 258 pounds. Robinson looks ready to press for more reps this summer.
  • Defensive lineman Broderick Washington was also a spirited presence and looked light on his feet. Washington got plenty of reps and took advantage.
  • Malik Cunningham continued to get open and was one of the favorite targets for Jackson and Josh Johnson. Rookie Devontez Walker also caught a pair of deep balls.
  • Mark Andrews made a nice diving catch over the middle, saving Jackson from a rare incompletion on the day. Whether he's wearing a helmet or not, Andrews is all about maximum effort.
  • Fifth-round running back Rasheen Ali displayed nice hands making a downfield catch. Ali had 75 catches during his career at Marshall and has potential as a target in the passing game.

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