In less than a week of training camp, you're beginning to feel a little uncomfortable about the 2010 season. Rookie linebacker Sergio Kindle, the team's top draft pick, probably won't see much action this season because he fractured his skull after falling down two flights of stairs.

Defensive tackle Terrence Cody took a few repetitions in workouts Friday morning and still has to play his way into shape.


Safety Ed Reed is still ranting to anyone who will listen about his injuries and a new contract, and the Ravens announced Friday morning that cornerback Domonique Foxworth is out for the season with a torn ACL.

When running back Willis McGahee left the field Friday morning with blood coming out of his mouth, you had to wonder what was going on.Ravens coach John Harbaugh tried to put a positive spin on the Foxworth injury, but now even he has to be looking over his shoulder. You hope the luck changes soon because this is a good football team, and you want the season to be determined on the field, not in training camp.

Overall, the Ravens made a good impression on the real opening day. Usually, the defense is ahead of the offense, but the offense held its own Friday. Tackle Jared Gaither looked like he had been training hard, and fellow tackle Michael Oher is carrying himself like a veteran, not a second-year player.

Next to Ray Lewis and Reed, the hardest-working Raven might be running back Ray Rice. His body is ripped, and pound for pound, he might have the most muscled physique on the team, along with linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.

A strange move on defense was having linebacker Jameel McClain working on the first team with Lewis. Most expected Dannell Ellerbe to start in that spot, or at least compete with Tavares Gooden for the job. McClain, though, has played well when he has gotten on the field, and he has a nose for the ball and a knack for making big plays.

Before it's over, I still say Ellerbe will win the job.

It doesn't take long to notice how much weight outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has lost. It was only one practice, but he looked good and quick off the ball.

Word has it that rookie tight end Ed Dickson struggles learning plays. Once he has the offense down, though, he could become a big-time threat. Dickson caught one pass Friday morning and was gone as soon as he turned the corner. He has receiver speed in a tight-end body.

Fellow rookie tight end Dennis Pitta had a nice touchdown grab late in the first half of the morning practice but dropped a couple of passes that won't have the coaching staff happy when it pores over game film from the workout.

Second-year defensive end-outside linebacker Paul Kruger now weighs 275 pounds, up from his natural weight of 250. You notice the thickness immediately.

"You try to get bigger while trying to keep your quickness," Kruger said. "I worked on some other things this offseason, like my stance and trying to stay low. I'm a tall person and have a tendency to come up too high."