Best moment: Donte' Stallworth's amazing catch. A few days before the preseason opener, Stallworth tapped a pass over Fabian Washington's helmet with one hand and caught it with the other before racing to the end zone. Known for his speed, Stallworth showed strong hands at camp.

Worst moment: Foxworth's injury. Losing top draft pick Sergio Kindle (fractured skull) disappointed the Ravens but losing Domonique Foxworth deflated the players. It happened one day before the Ravens suited up for contact practices, which made the injury that more unbelievable.


Best battle: Inside linebacker. This competition appears wide open after Jameel McClain stumbled in the preseason opener. Harbaugh said Dannell Ellerbe and Tavares Gooden will get their shots over the next few weeks.

Worst battle: Terrence Cody vs. conditioning test. The 349-pound rookie nose tackle missed one day of practice but "Mount" Cody finally passed the Ravens' timed running regimen on the third try. "I'll have to admit that I was surprised this morning when he passed the conditioning test," Harbaugh said at the same. "But we have it on tape."

Non-existent battle: Safety. Some thought newcomer Ken Hamlin would fill in for the injured Reed. But Tom Zbikowski proved otherwise. His outstanding play – and improved speed – has solidified a spot in the starting lineup. Coaches want Hamlin to put more effort into special teams, which could decide whether the former Pro Bowl defender makes the team.

Biggest improvement: Paul Kruger. The second-round pick gained 15 pounds and now packs more of a punch as a pass rusher. He recently dominated a one-on-one drill, going four straight times and winning three times with great explosion. Backup tight end Davon Drew has quietly gone from a disappointing rookie to a second-year player making an unexpected run at the final roster.

Biggest regression: David Reed. The rookie wide receiver caught everything thrown his way during offseason minicamps. Now, when the game speed increased at camp, he is dropping passes at an alarming rate because he is thinking too much.

Best addition: Marc Bulger. His quick release and seamless transition to the offense makes him one of the best backups in Ravens history. If Flacco would get injured, there would be no panic in the locker room.

Worst addition: Walt Harris. The veteran cornerback was so underwhelming that he was cut eight days into training camp. And this is a team that's so desperate for cornerbacks that it traded for Doug Dutch.

Biggest question marks: Jared Gaither and Ed Reed. Gaither missed almost all of the offseason workouts because of a foot injury and sat out most of camp with a small tear in his back (this came after a dramatic weight loss). It's become difficult for the Ravens to think they can depend on him for the start of the regular season. Meanwhile, it was assumed that Reed would start the season on PUP. But Reed's progress has increased hope that he will be ready for the Sept. 13 season opener. Ultimately, it'll be Reed's decision.

Best comeback: Todd Heap has looked like the tight end from 2006, leaping in traffic to grap catches. Maybe it's the fact that he's healthy. Or maybe he is showing that the Ravens don't need to replace him with younger tight ends just yet.

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