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Rice, Lewis, Reed, Ngata among players absent from Ravens OTA

FootballRay LewisLardarius WebbBernard PollardMatt BirkJameel McClain

Although some of the Ravens’ biggest names were missing from the team’s OTA (organized team activity) today, more than 80 on the 90-man roster were in attendance at the Owings Mills training facility.

Heading the list of  no-shows: Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who was given the franchise tag, is not expected to practice until he gets a new long-term contract; LB Ray Lewis; OLB Terrell Suggs; S Ed Reed; DT Haloti Ngata; C Matt Birk; and fifth-round draft pick Asa Jackson, who can’t attend until his school (Cal-Poly) graduates.

Notables who are attending: Quarterback Joe Flacco, who is also negotiating a contract extension; recently signed wide receiver Jacoby Jones; veteran WR Anquan Boldin; WR Torrey Smith; CB Lardarius Webb; S Bernard Pollard; FB Vontae Leach, LB Jameel McClain and OT Bryant McKinnie.

The team will have OTAs for the next three weeks before a mandatory veteran minicamp June 12-14.

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