» I kept an eye on rookie guard Nico Siragusa, the Ravens' fourth-round draft pick out of San Diego State. He has potential, but needs a lot of work.
His feet are slow and he doesn't have much kick in his punch. But by later in the afternoon, he was making progress.
» I don't know what happened with cornerback Jimmy Smith, but he seemed to strain some type of leg muscle in the last quarter of practice.
I wasn't surprised. Smith, though, did return to practice. I'd like to see him make it through one entire training camp practice before the regular season starts.
» The slim-down awards go to Suggs, outside linebacker Matthew Judon and defensive end Bronson Kaufusi. All have lost weight from a year ago and it's apparent all spent time in the weight room during the offseason.
Judon could become an impact player as a pass rusher this season, especially since he shed some pounds.
» Former Towson University player Terrance West took the first-team reps at running back and he looked fit as opposed to several weeks ago when he appeared heavy.
Third-year player Buck Allen was No. 2 and veteran Danny Woodhead ran with the third team. I don't know if veteran Bobby Rainey will make the team, but he still makes tacklers miss when catching passes out of the backfield.