Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin drifted onto the field with his back turned to the play in the third quarter Thursday night, narrowly avoiding a collision with Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones during a long kickoff return.
Ravens strong safety James Ihedigbo is active for today's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after injuring his to in practice Friday during a one-one-one drill when he got tangled up with a receiver.
Back from an eight-game suspension for his second violation of the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy, Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson vowed there won't be a third misstep and is determined to make the most of this chance.
However, to some outside the organization, there remains a lingering question about how the Ravens will react on the field when things inevitably go wrong, when momentum shifts away and motivation is needed. That's where Lewis and Reed did some of their best work over the years.
With the Ravens needing to cut down their roster from 75 to 53 by Saturday at 6 p.m., there will undoubtedly be some anxious moments for many players over the next two days. However, recent history suggests that the 10 members from the team¿s 2013 draft class shouldn¿t worry.
Saturday¿s outdoor practice started at 2:45 p.m. and ended at 5:20. The sun was out for most of the workout with temperatures hovering in the high 70¿s. Players were in full pads after having Friday off from practice following Thursday¿s 27-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons ended the first half with a 20-7 lead in the Ravens¿ preseason home opener in front of an announced 70,527 at M&T Bank Stadium. But the Ravens came back in the second half to beat the Falcons, 27-23.
Sunday's open practice at M&T Bank Stadium started at 5:00 p.m. and ended around 7:15. Approximately 2,500 fans attended. It was partially cloudy and temperatures were in the mid 80s. Players wore full pads for the second straight practice.