Rice, Lewis, Reed, Ngata among players absent from Ravens OTA

Although some of the Ravens’ biggest names were missing from the team’s OTA (organized team activity) today, more than 80 on the 90-man roster were in attendance at the Owings Mills training facility.

Heading the list of  no-shows: Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who was given the franchise tag, is not expected to practice until he gets a new long-term contract; LB Ray Lewis; OLB Terrell Suggs; S Ed Reed; DT Haloti Ngata; C Matt Birk; and fifth-round draft pick Asa Jackson, who can’t attend until his school (Cal-Poly) graduates.

Notables who are attending: Quarterback Joe Flacco, who is also negotiating a contract extension; recently signed wide receiver Jacoby Jones; veteran WR Anquan Boldin; WR Torrey Smith; CB Lardarius Webb; S Bernard Pollard; FB Vontae Leach, LB Jameel McClain and OT Bryant McKinnie.

The team will have OTAs for the next three weeks before a mandatory veteran minicamp June 12-14.

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