Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' inside fake was convincing enough to spin around cornerback Jimmy Smith, leaving him out of position to defend a spiral from Joe Flacco.
As Jones hauled in the touchdown pass at Sunday's open practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, an estimated 20,000 cheered in approval.
"Anytime you get the opportunity to interact with the fans, you appreciate it, especially us being in camp right now," said former Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith. "Our fans are important to us. They mean the world to us, and obviously we mean the world to them. Anytime we get to interact and show our appreciation back, we're all for it."
Sunday's practice marked the first of three away from team headquarters this preseason. There will be an Aug. 11 practice at M&T Bank Stadium and an Aug. 18 workout at Stevenson University.
"We started camp in Gettysburg and now we're moving through Annapolis," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "We've got great respect for the military. We really feel strongly about who the heroes are in our country. The American dream is made real by the sacrifices made by the American heroes in our military. Coming here is a small way to say thanks."
The Ravens conducted a crisp practice with an emphasis on situational drills, including red-zone work, special teams and full-team work.
With training camp and offseason workouts closed to the general public at the Ravens' training complex, it was the first opportunity for fans to watch a roster overhauled since winning the Super Bowl.
"I'm feeling good about this season," said Neil Jones, 46, of Reisterstown. "I think the defense is going to be much better and faster and younger."
However, Edgewater resident Shawn Peterson, 24, isn't necessarily counting on a Super Bowl repeat.
"I don't know if they'll go all the way," Peterson said. "But I believe we've got a strong team and will at least make the playoffs."
Gino Coiro, 23, of Edgewater said Sunday reminded him of the old days watching camp at McDaniel College in Westminster.
"We're really grateful of the team keeping the tradition alive," Coiro said. "This is a big deal. We get to see our team and how they've developed. We're excited. I'm a huge Ravens fan. I live for this."
Dickson, Ihedigbo sidelined
Already shorthanded at tight end with Dennis Pitta out for the season with a fractured, dislocated hip, the Ravens were without Ed Dickson for the majority of Sunday's practice due to a strained hamstring.
Harbaugh downplayed the severity of the injury.
"His hamstring grabbed a little bit, so we pulled him out for precautionary reasons," Harbaugh said. "We'll take a look at it [Sunday] and see how it looks and see where we're at."
Strong safety James Ihedigbo didn't practice because of a strained neck suffered Friday. Wide receiver David Reed tweaked his groin.
"We're just giving James a rest on the neck," Harbaugh said. "He kind of got tweaked a little bit, a little strain in there. I want to back him off a little bit. Nothing serious with David, just resting him."
Competing with first-round pick Matt Elam for a starting job, Ihedigbo said he'll return to practice soon.
"Yeah, I'll be all right," he said. "It's nothing that's going to hinder me through the season."