Rating the QBs

How the Ravens' quarterbacks stacked up in yesterday's team drills:


1. Kyle Boller

On a day dominated by defense, the rookie had the most productive drive, completing three of five passes for 24 yards with the second-team offense. In a red-zone session that ended practice, Boller scrambled 2 yards around the left corner and dived with arms outstretched to break the goal line. His poorest throw was forcing one into the middle of the field, where it was picked off by linebacker Bart Scott in the end zone.


2. Chris Redman

Remained proficient - completing nine of 12 throws - with the starting group but had a chaotic series in the final drill against the first-team defense, going three-and-out. Two plays after being sacked, he threw a pass that was tipped at the line and intercepted by Ray Lewis. His best pass was hitting Frank Sanders on a 2-yard slant for a touchdown.

3. Anthony Wright

Had the fewest reps for the second straight day. Wright was 3-for-7 with one touchdown in the seven-on-seven, red-zone drill. He would have had a second score if not for a drop by tight end Lamar Hill.

Thumbs up

Chris McAlister had an incredible day. McAlister intercepted a pass on an out route intended for Hugh Smith, and later he had the hit of training camp at the half-yard line on running back Jamal Lewis, preventing a touchdown. ... Scott filled in admirably for Ed Hartwell, picking off a pass in the end zone and stuffing running plays. ... Defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu collapsed the pocket on a couple of plays and recorded one sack. ... Terrell Suggs would have had back-to-back sacks on Chris Redman if the plays were at full speed.

Thumbs down

Boller and Dameon Hunter fumbled an exchange on a routine handoff. ... Terry Jones dropped two passes, including one in the end zone. ... Scott landed an unnecessary hit on Chester Taylor.



"It's a privilege and honor to represent this program." - Linebacker Peter Boulware, who was chosen as a spokesman for the Maryland Children's Health Care Program


Running back Musa Smith (knee), center Mike Flynn (hip), tight end Todd Heap (back), return man Lamont Brightful (knee), tackle Orlando Brown (knee), safety Ray Perryman (shoulder), linebacker Hartwell (back), linebacker Bernardo Harris (leg) and receiver Javin Hunter (Achilles' tendon) did not practice. Running back Hunter left practice early. Receiver Marcus Robinson practiced despite being carted off the field Monday with cramps.

Today's schedule

Full-squad practice 8:45 to 11 a.m.; second practice 4 to 5:30 p.m.


Countdown to season opener

32 days.