Ravens camp highlights (Aug. 8): Chris Moore and Jimmy Smith make highlight reel plays

Play of the day: It has been a relatively quiet camp for second-year wide receiver Chris Moore, who the Ravens expected big things from this season. However, he turned in one of his best plays of camp Tuesday, making a deep, over-the-shoulder catch down the far sideline. It was also Ryan Mallett’s best throw of the day as he hit Moore in stride and put the ball in a tight window between cornerback Reggie Porter and safety Chuck Clark.

Too many drops: Otherwise, the Ravens’ offense was plagued by drops for much of the day. Undrafted rookies Tim White and Quincy Adeboyejo, whose recent play has been one of the talks of camp, both combined for a few drops. Michael Campanaro (River Hill) also couldn’t come up with a catchable ball in the back corner of the end zone.

Best-on-best: Wide receiver Mike Wallace and cornerback Jimmy Smith have had some nice duels during training and they had another one Tuesday. Matched up one-one-one, Smith had blanket coverage on Wallace in the end zone. The cornerback deflected the Mallett pass with one hand and pulled in the interception with the other.

Look what I found: Nose tackle Michael Pierce doesn’t figure to get his hands on too many footballs through the course of the regular season, so he certainly was going to enjoy it when it happened, even if it was in practice. On a goal-line drill, Mallett’s pass deflected off running back Taquan Mizzell and landed in the waiting hands of Pierce who immediately rumbled out of the end zone with the ball.

Injury update: Cornerback Brandon Boykin was back on the field after missing Monday’s workout, but he was the only Raven who returned. Quarterback Joe Flacco (back), wide receivers Breshad Perriman (hamstring) and Kenny Bell (hamstring), offensive linemen Alex Lewis (undisclosed) and Austin Howard (undisclosed) and cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey (undisclosed) and Sheldon Price (shoulder) all remained sidelined.

Boykin gets it done: Boykin hasn’t made a whole lot of plays during camp, but he probably had his best practice of the summer. He did a nice job containing Adeboyejo on an end zone route. He made another pass breakup in the middle of the field. On the very next play, he got his hand on another ball, but wide receiver Keenan Reynolds (Navy) ran under the deflection to make the catch.

Rosburg unplugged: Associate head coach and special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg livened up the start of practice. He called out second-round pick Tyus Bowser for not knowing his assignment on punt coverage, saying, “Tyus, I don’t know where you were last night, but you’re not here this morning.” He also went after both Patrick Onwuasor and Robertson Daniel, kicking them out of a drill and threatening that they won’t be on the coverage teams for Thursday’s game. He did praise both Adeboyejo and White, calling them the team’s two best gunners and proclaiming them the starters in that role Thursday night.

Look out: Ravens linebackers coach Don “Wink” Martindale saved head coach John Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg from potentially being added to the injury report. Harbaugh and Mornhinweg were having a discussion on the field during a punt coverage drill. As tight end Vince Mayle was barreling down the field, Martindale said, “Watch out,” and Harbaugh and Mornhinweg stepped out of the way just in time.

Overheard, part one: “You’re about ready to play a game, so let’s look like it,” Rosburg said.

Overheard, part two: “Come on ref, throw the flag. That [stuff] is illegal,” Ravens safety Tony Jefferson arguing about a pick play by the offense.



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