Homecoming: It was hardly surprising that one of the first Ravens on the field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium during warm-ups was wide receiver/return man Keenan Reynolds. The former record-setting quarterback at Navy received a nice ovation when he jogged down the far side of the field and started fielding punts. Reynolds made a nice one-handed snag in the 7-on-7 drills and then prompted even more applause when he took an end-around for nice yardage.
There goes that man again: Nobody has made more plays in practice over the past couple of days than wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo. The undrafted rookie out of Mississippi caught three deep passes in the first hour of practice Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Adeboyejo was carted off the field with what appeared to be a significant injury in Tuesday’s practice, but returned to the field the next day. He’s been quite productive since, culminating an impressive week by beating Brandon Carr, Reggie Porter and Lardarius Webb early in Saturday’s workout.
He’s still making plays, too: Tim White had been the most discussed undrafted rookie wide receiver before Adeboyejo’s recent emergence. However, White continues to make plays, too. The former Arizona State player badly turned around Jaylen Hill to make a reception in the middle of the field.
Nice response: A play after he was intercepted on a ball that hit off Mike Wallace’s hands and landed in the arms of safety Tony Jefferson, Ryan Mallett made one of his best throws of training camp. He found tight end Benjamin Watson down the seam and in between a couple of defenders for a big gain.
Drop down and give me 20: When Webb dropped a throw in warmups, he decided to punish himself. The veteran immediately dropped to the turf and started doing pushups.
You’re going nowhere: Left tackle Ronnie Stanley manhandled Za’Darius Smith in one-on-one pass-rushing drills. Smith tried a series of moves, but barely got off the line of scrimmage. The defense won a couple of the other matchups handedly with Patrick Ricard easily getting the best of Stephane Nembot, and Brandon Williams beating Matt Skura inside.
Injury update: Tight end Larry Donnell (hand/wrist) was the lone injured Raven to return to practice. Their list of injury-related absences included quarterback Joe Flacco (back), wide receivers Breshad Perriman (hamstring), Chris Matthews (undisclosed) and Kenny Bell (hamstring), left guard Alex Lewis (undisclosed) and defensive backs Jimmy Smith (undisclosed), Sheldon Price (shoulder) and Marlon Humphrey (undisclosed). The team’s first-round draft pick, Humphrey missed his third consecutive practice, but he did running and agility drills in the corner of the field under the watchful eye of athletic trainer Mark Smith.
Let them rest: For a third consecutive day, Ravens coach John Harbaugh held a few veterans out of practice to make sure they stay fresh. Those given the honor Saturday included wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, rush linebacker Terrell Suggs and safety Eric Weddle.
Overheard: “Be loud, be proud, be Ravens fans and have a great time,” Harbaugh said in an interview on the field with WBAL’s Gerry Sandusky just as practice was set to begin.