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Ravens welcomed practicing in the rain Tuesday

When it has rained, the Ravens have shifted practice indoors. But there they were on the fields behind the team's training facility in Owings Mills on Tuesday, working in a light precipitation that eventually turned into a downpour.

Free safety Tony Jefferson, who formerly played for the Arizona Cardinals, said he enjoyed the wet practice.

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"We had a bubble – we used that a pretty good amount," Jefferson said of his experience of practicing in the rain in Glendale, Ariz. "[Cardinals coach] Bruce [Arians] didn't like being hot or cold. At home, we played in a dome anyway. I kind of liked it. It gave you that football feel being out there in the rain and made me want to hit somebody. I had to remember we were just practicing, and I have to take care of our guys."

Although practice ended an hour early for many of the starters, the special teams unit remained outside for at least another 45 minutes. Many of the coaches, including John Harbaugh, stayed outside, too.

"You do get some good work going with the wet footballs, and catching and snaps and those things are valuable," he said. "You get an opportunity to actually practice it because it will come up at some point in time. So it's worth staying out there and getting the work done. So it was very valuable for us."

The wet conditions made for a little frivolity. Center Ryan Jensen and defensive tackle Brandon Williams pretended to get embroiled in a scuffle, and Harbaugh even paraphrased a line from the movie "Caddyshack."

"I told them once it was coming down, 'Hey, the heavy stuff won't be coming down for quite a while yet,'" he said.

When several reporters recognized the line, Harbaugh said, "Caddyshack! Thank you. Very good. Most of the guys didn't know that. The coaches knew. [Linebackers coach Don] Martindale knew right away. But we had fun."

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