By Jeff Zrebiec
5:56 PM EDT, July 27, 2012
Bryant McKinnie's absence from training camp extended through the second day and Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that McKinnie is being fined as per CBA rules. Harbaugh also said the team has heard from the troubled left tackle's chiropractor but not him.
The Ravens do not know when or if McKinnie, who is being fined $30,000 per day he missed, will rejoin the team.
Michael Oher, who is the team's starting left tackle in McKinnie's absence, said he has spoken to his teammate and told him to "take his time and we'll be here if he needs us."
Cornerback Lardarius Webb's absence from practice today was excused. He had to return home to deal with a personal matter but he'll return tomorrow.
Harbaugh said that defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who tweaked his hamstring doing the conditioning test and found his way on the physically unable-to-perform list, will remain sidelined for several days.
Rookie guard/tackle Kelechi Osemele (muscle spasms in back) made it through his first training camp practice feeling good.
Third-year linebacker Sergio Kindle had himself quite a practice, registering four or five sacks. Granted, he was often operating against the second or third team offensive line but Kindle has shown a nice burst coming around the edge.
Veteran kicker Billy Cundiff entered training camp with a clear edge on undrafted rookie Justin Tucker but through two practices, the two have been on equal footing. In fact, Harbaugh said that he doesn't think either of them have missed a kick yet.
There was one scary moment in practice when second-year cornerback Jimmy Smith went to the ground while trying to make a play on the ball. He watched the remainder of practice from the sidelines but it appeared that he just cramped up.
Several of the young wide receivers continue to put on a show with second-year guys Tandon Doss and LaQuan Williams really standing out today. Doss made a couple of circus-type catches and was consistently beating his defender down the field.
The Ravens will practice in full pads for the first time on Saturday, which should ratchet up the intensity level a little. But there was one humorous exchange today with veteran center Matt Birk and nose tackle Terrence Cody engaging in some trash talk.
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