Ravens Notebook: Jones, Gradkowski scuffle erupts into brawl

OWINGS MILLS - After three weeks of relative good behavior, the Baltimore Ravens saw their first fight of training camp Wednesday afternoon.

It began with defensive lineman Arthur Jones and center Gino Gradkowski getting tangled up on the ground after a play during the 11-on-11 portion of practice.

The two eventually came to blows with Jones landing four quality haymakers to Gradkowski's helmet before being pulled off.

From there, an all-out brawl would ensue.

Of note during the tussle, offensive lineman Jah Reid attempted to take on a large contingent of the secondary, including safety Bernard Pollard, all by himself.

Reid came away unsuccessful, quickly taken to the ground before enduring a barrage of punches from, among others, Pollard and rookie cornerback Asa Jackson.

"It was a spirited fight," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "No doubt about that."

The team quickly refocused, though, with Harbaugh noting, "They got back on the line and we ran the next play pretty quick."

ROOKIE KICKER CONTINUES TO IMPRESS: Another day and another impressive performance from undrafted rookie kicker Justin Tucker, who continues his push to unseat Billy Cundiff as the Ravens' kicker.

Tucker was 5-of-5 on field goals during Wednesday's practice.

Cundiff was 3-of-5.

At one point, Cundiff missed on a 52-yarder, tried to make up for it by backing up for an attempt from 56 yards, but he missed that as well.

Tucker followed by calmly drilling a 56-yard attempt even despite a poor hold.

Tucker is now 87-of-92 during training camp. Cundiff is 77-of-92.

PLAN FOR FRIDAY: Harbaugh declined to estimate how much playing time his starters will see in Friday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions.

"We'll play it by ear right now," Harbaugh said. "It could be as much as a half. It might not be. We'll just play it by ear, see how it's going and see how many reps we get. Again, it'll be more individual. There will be some guys staying longer than other guys."

O-LINE SHUFFLED AGAIN: With left guard Bobbie Williams (ankle) back for Wednesday's practice, Kelechi Osemele was moved back to right tackle, Michael Oher back to left tackle and Bryant McKinnie was once again relegated to working as the second-team left tackle.

With Williams missing Monday and Tuesday, Osemele had been working at left guard, Oher at right tackle and McKinnie as the first-team left tackle.