As the Ravens hit the practice field Tuesday, one of their AFC rivals was putting the finishing touches on a significant trade. The New England Patriots sent six-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick.
Ravens safety Matt Elam and running back Bernard Pierce missed a second straight practice for the Ravens Tuesday, while tight end Owen Daniels, who missed two weeks with leg fatigue, practiced for the second consecutive day.
hen the Ravens face the Washington Redskins and their explosive wide receiver tandem of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon Saturday night at M&T Bank Stadium, their lack of cornerback depth will come into focus.
Before they left the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium late Saturday night, the Ravens defense had reached a consensus in their evaluation of what had transpired over the previous three hours. The defenders believed that they had done some good things, but they also recognized that their play was nowhere near good enough.
Veteran tight end Owen Daniels missed his second straight day of practice Thursday for the Ravens, despite offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak saying Wednesday that he was "fine" and just getting a break.
Responding to a question about whether rookie safety Terrence Brooks could be an option in the nickel back role, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees' answer probably could have applied to several positions.
Ravens rookie free safety Terrence Brooks' status on the depth chart hasn't officially changed, but he's starting to make up ground in the ongoing competition with veterans Darian Stewart and Jeromy Miles.
During Sunday's practice, the Ravens appeared to suffer their second serious injury of training camp at defensive end. Kapron Lewis-Moore was carted off the practice field in tears and obvious pain with what coach John Harbaugh later said appears to be a torn Achilles tendon.
Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson left practice Sunday with the help of a trainer after injuring his right leg on a pass defense during full-team drills against the San Francisco 49ers at the Under Armour Performance Center.
Webb and Smith are entrenched as the team¿s top two corners but there are plenty of questions once you move beyond them. Brown and Jackson have all shown some flashes, but they are still unproven commodities who have battled inconsistency during their Ravens¿ careers.