Setting the scene: The Ravens began practice Friday about 8:45 a.m. and finished about 11:30 a.m. at their Owings Mills facility. Considering normal August weather, it was a very good day to practice. It was overcast most of the morning, and temperatures were near perfect as the Ravens went out in full pads. The team returns to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday night for a free and open practice.
Plays of the day: The practice's best catches were made by wide receiver Kaelin Clay, who wrestled an end-zone pass away from cornerback Will Davis, and tight end Daniel Brown, who held on to a bullet pass for a touchdown across the middle. Clay was more creative, though, spiking the ball right in front of Davis.
Injury report: Tight ends Crockett Gillmore (hamstring) and Dennis Pitta (finger), defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (ribs), rookie wide receiver Chris Moore (undisclosed) and rookie cornerback Maurice Canady (undisclosed) missed practice again. Outside linebackers Elvis Dumervil (foot) and Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon), wide receivers Breshad Perriman (knee) and Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles tendon) and running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) are still on the physically-unable-to-perform list. A handful of veterans got the day off.
Discipline details: Defensive coordinator Dean Pees spent a good portion of the early part of practice working on technique and emphasizing how the Ravens need to engage, hold and get off their blocks. Players had been engaging but also moving too quickly without shedding the block.