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Mixed day for Joe Flacco as training camp resumes

Setting the scene: The Ravens returned to the practice field at 10 a.m. Monday, after having Sunday off, in full pads and under a light rain for most of the morning. After not having enough players to run a third-team on Saturday, the number of players on the field was staggering.

Once bitten…: Cornerback Jimmy Smith was flagged for pass interference in the end zone on wide receiver Kamar Aiken early in practice, but got his revenge in the next drill when a combination of a bad route by Aiken and a bad throw from quarterback Joe Flacco meant Smith had an easy interception.

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…Twice picked:  Flacco had a mixed day on the field. He connected on nice touchdown passes to Michael Campanaro and Darren Waller but was also picked off over the middle by safety Anthony Levine, who ran with the first team in place of injured starter Kendrick Lewis. Flacco was trying to throw to tight end Crockett Gillmore over the middle, but Levine got a good read on it.

Schaub developing chemistry: It's unclear what kind of offensive line backup quarterback Matt Schaub will play behind in Thursday's preseason game, but he's certainly building a rapport with his likely receivers. Over the past few days of practice, Schaub has connected several times with receivers Jeremy Butler and DeAndre Carter, and looks to know exactly where they will be on a given play. Butler and Schaub connected for two touchdowns Monday.

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Up against the Wall:  Waller, a rookie sixth-round NFL draft pick who's not exactly known as a speed merchant, smoked cornerback Lardarius Webb on a deep sideline route that saw Waller get a few steps on Webb before Webb pulled up with an apparent hamstring injury. Waller did well to adjust to a slight underthrow from Flacco and jogged in for a touchdown.

A little extra:  On two particular plays, tempers looked like they could flare. Outside linebacker Steven Means and rookie tight end Nick Boyle got tangled up before Means threw Boyle down and made a point to walk over him and let him know who won. Then, rookie cornerback Tray Walker and fellow cornerback Rashaan Melvin got the better of wide receiver Tom Nelson in a punt coverage drill, but Walker threw Nelson to the ground after the play. Nothing came of it.

Overheard: "This. Is. Baltimore." — Jimmy Smith at the beginning of a red zone drill, mimicking a line belted near the beginning of the movie "300."

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