CATCH OF THE DAY Rookie wide receiver LaQuan Williams made an acrobatic grab over rookie cornerback Chykie Brown during a full-team exercise. Brown never turned back to see when rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw the pass, and Williams simply leaped over Brown for the long reception.
BIG HIT During a rushing drill, nose tackle Terrence Cody clothes-lined rookie running back Anthony Allen. Cody's right arm was strong enough to knock Allen onto his posterior.
ALMOST Safety Tom Zbikowski nearly came away with his second interception in as many practices. Inside linebacker Ray Lewis tipped quarterback Joe Flacco's pass to tight end Kris Wilson over the middle, and the ball bounced off Zbikowski's shoulder before falling to the ground. Zbikowski knelt for several seconds before bouncing to his feet.
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD On one play in the red zone, Flacco threw a pass over the middle. Both wide receiver Anquan Boldin and tight end Dennis Pitta ran similar routes, and the ball sailed over Pitta and bounced off of Boldin. That led outside linebacker Terrell Suggs to scream, "Look at your quarterback, 81 [Boldin]! You just broke his heart!"
MCCLAIN MAKES AMENDS Inside linebacker Jameel McClain appeared to make a good play when he batted away a Flacco pass intended for Boldin over the middle. But McClain was flagged for holding Boldin. Two plays later, McClain sacked Flacco.
NOT SO FAST Wide receiver Justin Harper appeared to catch a fade from Taylor in the back right corner of the end zone. But Harper was flagged for pushing off Brown, negating the touchdown.
INJURIES Players who are on the physically-unable-to-perform list include wide receiver David Reed (wrist), offensive tackle Ramon Harewood (knees) and defensive tackle Brandon McKinney (knee). Players who did not practice included cornerbacks Domonique Foxworth (unspecified) and Chris Carr (unspecified), defensive end Cory Redding (unspecified), center Matt Birk (left knee), tight end Ed Dickson (hamstring), wide receiver James Hardy (hamstring) and running back Matt Lawrence (unspecified). Long snapper Morgan Cox (knee) was removed from the PUP list and permitted to practice on a limited basis. Rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith made a brief appearance before sitting out the remainder of practice.
OVERHEARD "Too easy!" — Defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano in response to Williams beating Brown on a slant route to catch a pass from Taylor in the end zone.
NEXT DAY'S SCHEDULE Tuesday's session is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. and could run as long as three hours. All practices are closed to the public.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun