Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell's interception of Flacco's pass late in the first quarter not only cost them Hurst, but running back Lorenzo Taliaferro as well. Taliaferro ended up underneath Maxwell and Hurst on the sideline tackle, and got up slowly after the play.
Six offensive linemen -- including two starters and two top reserves -- didn't dress for Saturday's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, leaving the Ravens with 11 offensive linemen for the game.
Reserve guard John Urschel returned to practice Wednesday after missing nearly two weeks with a concussion, while rookie tight end Maxx Williams was back after leaving Monday¿s practice and missing Tuesday.
The Ravens placed tight end Dennis Pitta and free safety Terrence Brooks on the physically unable to perform list, an unsurprising development considering the severity and timing of their respective injuries.
There seems to be a consensus among football pundits leaguewide: The Ravens, who annually lose veteran talent and replace it with young and unproven players, will again enter the season as one of the better teams in the AFC, and in good position to make the playoffs for the seventh time in head coach John Harbaugh's eight seasons.
The Ravens managed to lower veteran punter Sam Koch's salary-cap figure by $700,000 when they signed him to a five-year, $16.25 million contract extension, according to NFL Players Association records and league sources.
The 2015 Ravens will be together as a full team for the first time this week with workouts scheduled from Tuesday through Thursday at the Under Armour Performance Center. Players will practice for the final time before the start of training camp in July.
While we learned a little last week about Joe Flacco's adjustment to Marc Trestman's version of the West Coast offense, Timmy Jernigan's ascension to the starting defensive line and just how much longer 36-year-old wide receiver Steve Smith might play in the NFL, all of that has been sufficiently discussed and dissected.
Coordinators Marc Trestman and Gary Kubiak run the same West Coast offense, but their styles appear to be different in practice. Trestman is more involved and certainly more emotional. He is constantly jogging in and out of the huddle, usually chatting with a quarterback or receiver.
The start of the first of three weeks of voluntary OTAs brought the annual questions about the state of the Ravens' offense, which again will have a different look in the upcoming season. But quarterback Joe Flacco, who has started every game for the team over the past seven seasons, remains one of the few constants.
The Ravens will have their first of three weeks of organized team activities, starting Tuesday at the Under Armour Performance Center. More than anything, the workouts will give the Ravens coaching staff a glimpse of what kind of shape certain players are in and how the rookie class acclimates with the veterans, along with providing players a precursor to the mandatory June 16-18 minicamp.
Maxx Williams was effective but not spectacular for the Gophers, catching 36 passes for 569 yards and eight touchdowns last season. But his new team has a darn-good track record when it comes to selecting tight ends high in the draft.
As they prepare for this year's draft, which gets underway with Thursday's first round, the Ravens seemingly have more needs on offense than defense. They want another running back and a tight end and they are thin on outside targets for quarterback Joe Flacco. If there was a draft where the Ravens would target offense, this would seemingly be it.
Until April 30, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Baltimore Sun will examine the Ravens' depth at each position, the potential of them adding to that spot early in the draft and some of the players who they could target.