Ravens camp highlights (Aug. 4): Carl Davis gets a gift-wrapped interception

July 28, 2017 -- Ravens beat writer Edward Lee on quarterback Ryan Mallett's performance in training camp. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)

Play of the day: It's always fun to watch a big defensive lineman get an interception and then take off down the field. Carl Davis got that opportunity early in Friday's practice when Ryan Mallett threw a pass right to him in the flat. Davis, a third-year defensive lineman trying to earn a spot on the 53-man roster, handled it cleanly and then rumbled up the field.

Back-to-back: The offense appeared to have made some progress in Thursday's practice but that didn't carry over to Friday's workout. A few wide receivers, including undrafted rookie Tim White flashed, but it was otherwise a mistake-prone performance low-lighted by interceptions on back-to-back plays. Dustin Vaughan threw them both with Lardarius Webb cutting in front of a receiver along the sideline to snare the first one and Robertson Daniel getting the jump on a slant route to notch the second. Both players celebrated the interceptions with a series of jumping chest bumps with teammates.


More sloppiness: After the team huddled before one of the 11-on-11 drills began, the offense came out and botched the first two plays. On the first one, one of the wide receivers was called for a false start penalty. The next play featured an aborted snap by likely starting center Ryan Jensen. Later, Michael Campanaro (River Hill) had a potential touchdown pass sail through his hands. Undrafted rookie receiver C.J. Board also struggled to hold onto the ball.

He came to play: Undrafted free agent wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo seemed to be dealing with a significant back injury when he was carted off the field during Tuesday's practice. But the rookie from Mississippi returned to the field the next day and he's put together a couple of strong practices. In one-on-one drills Friday, Adeboyejo turned around Daniel to make a long reception.

Redemption: The Ravens' offense has had all sorts of issues scoring on goal-to-go situations in training camp. Tight end Benjamin Watson should have had an easy touchdown as he was wide open in the back of the end zone, but Mallett didn't see him. On the very next play, Mallett did find the veteran tight end who made a nice catch in the corner of the end zone. Watson acknowledged his quarterback with a point following the play.

Injury update: The Ravens had 17 total players not practicing although some of them were likely getting routine off days. The players known to be dealing with injuries that didn't practice were quarterback Joe Flacco (back), running back Kenneth Dixon (knee), wide receivers Breshad Perriman (hamstring) and Kenny Bell (hamstring), tight ends Crockett Gillmore (knee) and Larry Donnell (finger/hand), offensive guard Nico Siragusa (knee) and defensive backs Maurice Canady (knee), Sheldon Price (back) and Marlon Humphrey (undisclosed). Cornerback Jimmy Smith (undisclosed) was also sidelined for a second straight day. The other players to not practice were wide receiver Chris Matthews, tight end Maxx Williams, left guard Alex Lewis and middle linebacker C.J. Mosley. Jensen, who missed Thursday's practice because of an ankle injury, returned to practice.

Overheard, part one: "Let's eat. I'm hungry," Ravens rush linebacker Terrell Suggs, urging on his defensive teammates before the start of a running drill early in practice.

Overheard, part two: "Man, we are deep in camp, huh? I suspect some of the players don't even know it's Friday. It is Friday, right?," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said in a news conference following practice.