** Joe Flacco was absent from the second day of the Ravens' three-day, mandatory minicamp, but the quarterback had a good reason. He had rushed to Philadelphia to be with his wife, Dana, who went into labor Wednesday, coach John Harbaugh said. He said the team was still waiting to get an update from Flacco, whose availability for Thursday is uncertain.
** Rookie running back Bernard Pierce did not participate after tweaking his hamstring during Tuesday's session, Harbaugh said. Harbaugh said the injury is not considered serious and that Pierce should be back in time for training camp.
** Wide receiver Jacoby Jones appeared to injure his lower right leg after making a catch and almost colliding with cornerback Lardarius Webb during a full-team exercise. Jones, who limped off the field, did not return.
** A pair of rookie wide receivers stole the show at the team's training facility in Owings Mills. Deonte Thompson, who went undrafted, hauled in two long passes for touchdowns – the first of which incited wide receiver Anquan Boldin and fullback Vonta Leach into taunting inside linebacker Ray Lewis. Tommy Streeter, a sixth-round pick, made a few acrobatic grabs, including one in the back left corner of the end zone. Afterwards, Streeter punted the ball, but did not draw a flag from a pair of officials – which drew the ire of inside linebacker Jameel McClain and strong safety Bernard Pollard.
** Cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Webb appeared to be in midseason form with their laterals. After Smith intercepted a pass from quarterback Tyrod Taylor intended for wide receiver Torrey Smith, Jimmy Smith raced down the right sideline. Just when it appeared that Torrey Smith would get to him, Jimmy Smith flipped the football over his left shoulder to a trailing Webb, who coasted into the end zone.