Another strong outing for Adeboyejo: With Tim White out for the season because of a thumb injury suffered in Thursday night’s preseason opener, Quincy Adeboyejo did his fellow rookie proud. During a six-on-seven exercise, Adeboyejo caught a deep pass from quarterback Ryan Mallett over cornerback Jimmy Smith. During a full-team drill, Adeboyejo sprinted past cornerback Robertson Daniel and caught another bomb from Mallett in stride for what would have been an easy touchdown.
Thumbs down and then up for Moore: Wide receiver Chris Moore’s day did not begin well. First, he dropped a pass from quarterback Josh Woodrum that hit him in the breadbasket. Then Moore was flagged for pushing off on cornerback Jaylen Hill while catching a pass from quarterback Dustin Vaughan in the back right corner of the end zone. But the second-year wideout made amends with a sensational dive to grab a pass from Vaughan during a full-team exercise.
Learning curve for Hurst: The torn labrum that will sideline Alex Lewis for the entire season has forced coaches to move James Hurst from right tackle to left guard, and it is clearly going to take him some time to adjust. During a one-on-one blocking drill, defensive tackle Brandon Williams pushed Hurst back into the pocket and then rookie Patrick Ricard executed a swim move on Hurst to get into the backfield.
Good hands from Watson and Pierce: During a red zone exercise, tight end Benjamin Watson jumped between rookie linebackers Bam Bradley and Donald Payne to catch a pass from Mallett in the end zone. A little later, outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith tipped a ball thrown by Mallett, and defensive tackle Michael Pierce came up with his second interception of training camp.
If at first you don’t succeed: Inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor was denied an interception after he landed out of bounds. A few plays later, however, he stepped in front of tight end Nick Boyle to intercept a pass by Woodrum at the goal line.
Rough start for Tucker: After converting a 59-yard field goal Thursday, kicker Justin Tucker opened practice by banging a 55-yarder off the right upright and then sending a 58-yarder wide right during a full-team exercise. But he rebounded to connect on nine consecutive attempts, including one from 50 yards.
Injury update: Players who did not practice included wide receivers Breshad Perriman (right hamstring tightness), Kenny Bell (hamstring) and White (thumb), cornerback Maurice Canady (torn cartilage in knee), running back Kenneth Dixon (torn meniscus in left knee), quarterback Joe Flacco (back), Lewis (torn labrum), inside linebacker Lamar Louis (unspecified), and rookie guard Nico Siragusa (torn ACL, MCL and PCL in left knee). Cornerback Tavon Young (torn ACL in left knee) is on the team’s physically unable to perform list. Players who returned after sitting out Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Washington Redskins included wide receivers Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin, cornerbacks Sheldon Price and Marlon Humphrey, offensive tackle Austin Howard, Watson, running back Danny Woodhead and right guard Marshal Yanda (offseason left shoulder surgery).
Overheard: Coach John Harbaugh on the Baha Men’s “Who let the dogs out,” which was played for the fans who brought dogs and is also played by the Cleveland Browns in honor of their Dawg Pound section: “I hate this song, and I can’t believe you played it. But I knew it was coming.”