Rating the QBs

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


1. Kyle Boller

Started off team drills by throwing a bad interception to cornerback Corey Fuller, who had receiver Randy Hymes covered. Rebounded to finish 5-for-9 with a touchdown pass to tight end Todd Heap in the right corner of the end zone and a 36-yard pass to receiver Marcus Robinson down the left sideline.


2. Chris Redman

Worked with the starters and logged an average day, going 5-for-10. His best pass was hitting Hymes on a 7-yard out pattern to convert a third down.

3. Anthony Wright

Threw a touchdown pass to tight end Terry Jones on his only pass of the red-zone drill. He was 5-for-9 but was intercepted by Will Demps in the end zone and was nearly picked off by Chad Williams.

Thumbs up

Damion Cooke did an admirable job filling in for a hurting Bennie Anderson at right guard. ... Nate Bolling and Maake Kemoeatu collapsed the pocket on a few plays. ... Marcus Robinson had the catch of the day, 36 yards from Kyle Boller over Arthur Smith.

Thumbs down

Kyle Boller threw an inexplicable interception right to Corey Fuller in the end zone. ... Jason Thomas missed a blocking assignment on Marques Douglas, who stopped the play in the backfield for a 3-yard loss.



"They have got a combination of running backs, impact receiver in Peerless Price and one of the dynamic players in the game in Michael Vick." -- Ravens coach Brian Billick on the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday's opponent


Running back Musa Smith (knee), center Mike Flynn (knee), safety Anthony Mitchell (ankle), linebacker Cornell Brown (hamstring), safety Ray Perryman (shoulder), receiver Javin Hunter (Achilles' tendon), linebacker Bernardo Harris (leg), tight end Trent Smith (leg), receiver Frank Sanders (toes), receiver Todd Devoe (hamstring), tackle Orlando Brown (knee), linebacker Peter Boulware (neck) and punter Dave Zastudil (hamstring) did not practice. ... Tom Knight injured his left leg breaking up a pass intended for Randy Hymes and did not return to practice. ... Rookie returner Hugh Smith returned to practice and should be fine for Saturday night's game. ... Musa Smith, Brown and Flynn worked on drills off to the side of the field.

Today's schedule

Morning practice closed to the public. Full-squad practice 4 to 5:30 p.m.


Countdown to season opener

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