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Mike Preston's Ravens minicamp observations on Michael Pierce, offensive line and more

Mike Preston's Ravens minicamp observations on Michael Pierce, offensive line and more

Ravens coach John Harbaugh might have set a precedent when he pulled defensive tackle Michael Pierce from practice on the first day of minicamp Tuesday because of safety concerns.

The Ravens have had some giant defensive tackles throughout their history, including Larry Webster, Sam Adams and Tony Siragusa, but none of them were basically asked to leave practice because of weight gains during the offseason.

Pierce was listed by the team at 340 pounds last season, but the weight gain was noticeable Tuesday. Pierce came out to start the practice before leaving the field after a chat with Harbaugh.

Afterward, Harbaugh said he was concerned...

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