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Highlights from Tuesday's Ravens practice

Setting the scene: In their last practice open to the public and the media before Thursday's preseason opener, the Ravens had a lighter and shorter workout that began at 8:45 a.m. and ended a little after 11 a.m. The team worked out without helmets and pads, and seemed to be more similar in tone to a pregame walkthrough or organized team activity in the spring.

Play of the day: While it's a difficult time to discern a highlight coming when even coach John Harbaugh said that the practice was more about "mental reps," wide receiver Kamar Aiken made two nice catches — one a deep ball from Joe Flacco and one later from Flacco near the goal line, where he reached behind him to catch a pass in front of Lardarius Webb.

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Highlight of the day: Given the number of injuries the Ravens have suffered during training camp, it had to be a good thing for Harbaugh not to see any more players walk off in the middle of practice. Then again, it might have been one of the reasons why Harbaugh decided to take the no-helmet-and-pads approach to ensure he had more than enough healthy bodies to get through the preseason opener.

Paying attention: Though most of the passes thrown at half-speed by Flacco and his backups were completed, second-year tight end Darren Waller dropped one pass and was given some light-hearted ribbing from a few of his teammates. Flacco also had a botched snap on one play from the line of scrimmage.

Helmetless day: Though many players went without any head gear at all, many chose to go through practice with baseball caps — wearing them both frontward and backward — as well as a variety of floppy hats and fishing hats.

Injury report: The good news is that rookie offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, who came out of Saturday's practice at M&T Bank Stadium with what Harbaugh described as a soft-tissue injury, took part in some light position drills. Rookie cornerback Maurice Canady, who was hurt early in training camp, also returned. Tight end Daniel Brown, who took what looked liked an inadvertent shot to the jaw toward the end of practice Monday, was able to practice and reported that he suffered only a cut in his mouth after having the wind knocked out of him by cornerback Sam Brown. Tight end Maxx Williams, who was hurt Monday, did not practice Tuesday.

Overheard at practice: Shortly after governor Larry Hogan arrived to watch practice, Ravens fan Alvin Levy spoke up: "Hey Governor, say hello to the folks who supported you." Hogan obliged and spent time talking with Levy and other fans.

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