The Ravens secured a flawless victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1, but a few potential weak spots were exposed by the Tennessee Titans as the Ravens experienced a road letdown in a 26-13 loss in Nashville.
Lee Evans returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. However, Ben Grubbs, Chris Carr and Jimmy Smith did not practice. ... The Steelers accused the Ravens of dirty play in Sunday's win. ... Former Ravens cornerback Chris McAlister is "broke as a joke," according to TMZ. ... Terrell Suggs was humbled by becoming the Ravens' all-time sack leader. ... Maryland receivers Ronnie Tyler and Quintin McCree have been suspended indefinitely for violations of team rules. ... Earl Weaver was in Baltimore on Thursday.
Ray Lewis and Ed Reed have not expressed a desire to retire. ... Lee Evans, who didn't have a catch in his Ravens debut Sunday, missed Wednesday's practice as he continues to be hobbled by a sore left ankle. ... Chris Carr saw a specialist in Texas this week to get another opinion on his injured hamstring. ... Jeremy Guthrie delivered one of his strongest performances of the year and the Orioles slammed three home runs in a 6-2 victory over the Rays on Wednesday night. ... Brian Matusz could pitch again this season.
In Tuesday's "Your Turn," we discussed the Ravens' depth at cornerback and which two players should start at the position when Week 1 rolls around. It seems your preference is for Jimmy Smith and Cary Williams. So how do the other players fit in, and will any of them become expendable when rosters are cut down?
The Ravens made some moves on the offensive line this weekend. ... John Harbaugh also confirmed that moving forward, Oniel Cousins, a converted offensive tackle, will remain at guard. ... The Ravens got a little healthier Sunday with the return of Ray Lewis, Marshal Yanda and Chris Carr. ... Brian Matusz had a rocky start, but the Orioles failed in every facet of the game in Sunday's 7-1 loss to Angels. ... Manager Buck Showalter gave Matt Wieters his first big-league start at first base, and it was an uneventful outing.