Baltimore Ravens

Ravens camp highlights (July 30): Free-agent acquisition Tony Jefferson shows what he can do

Tony Jefferson shines: After being held out of full-team exercises during the first three days of training camp to help him recover from sports hernia surgery, free safety Tony Jefferson offered a glimpse of what he can do. First, the former Arizona Cardinal sniffed out an end-around run by wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and stopped him behind the line of scrimmage. Later, quarterback Ryan Mallett would have threaded a pass to Maclin in the end zone, but Jefferson stepped in front and almost made the interception at the goal line.

Offense and defense make drops: Maybe it was the excitement of playing in front of fans or inside M&T Bank Stadium, but both sides suffered from a case of the dropsies. Maclin appeared to have caught a long pass in the end zone from Mallett, but he juggled the ball and could not grab it before it fell to the turf. Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley seemed to have a sure interception of a pass by Mallett, but he also could not hold onto the ball.


Marlon Humphrey has a tough go: After three impressive practices, the franchise's first-round pick back in April endured his first rough start, getting beat in one-on-one and seven-on-seven drills. The rookie cornerback appeared to somewhat redeem himself when he stripped tight end Benjamin Watson after he caught a pass. Alas, Watson himself recovered the fumble."

Temper, temper: Offensive tackle Stephane Nembot and rookie defensive end Chris Wormley scuffled with Nembot continuing to hold Wormley by the front of his jersey and Wormley repeatedly striking down on Nembot's arm. Both players were separated, and Wormley earned a discussion with coach John Harbaugh. Later, defensive end Matthew Judon and tight end Ryan Malleck got tangled up.


Justin Tucker nails 61-yarder: The kicker went 4-of-5 on field goal attempts with his only miss occurring when he sent a 52-yarder wide right. But he made amends on his next try, connecting on a 61-yarder.

Name that tune: It was difficult to hear any music through the windows of the press box at M&T Bank Stadium, but a few songs of note were Pitbull's "Fireball," Luis Fonsi's "Despacito," Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A," and One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful."

Brandon Williams has moves: At one point, fans were invited to dance to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Fun" with their performances posted on the new video screens. The contest eventually boiled down to a dance-off between Williams and a young fan, who went back and forth. The 6-foot-1, 340-pound defensive tackle finished his routine with a handstand.

Injury update: Quarterback Joe Flacco (back), cornerback Maurice Canady (knee), running back Kenneth Dixon (torn meniscus in left knee), and tight end Crockett Gillmore (knee) did not practice. Wide receiver Kenny Bell left the session and walked into the locker room with head trainer Mark Smith. Cornerback Tavon Young (torn anterior cruciate ligament in left knee) and wide receiver/returner Michael Campanaro (sprained toe) are on the physically unable to perform list.

Overheard: Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti jokingly called Goodell "our resident pinata" before reminding the audience that "he has the toughest job in the country."