OWINGS MILLS, Md. — As notable veterans such as Ed Reed, Ray Rice, and Anquan Boldin reported to the Ravens’ training facility on Wednesday morning, Baltimore conducted its final practice consisting only of quarterbacks, rookies, and select veterans coming off injuries.
Players didn’t wear helmets in what amounted to little more than a walk-through that lasted less than two hours. Only two linebackers — rookies Courtney Upshaw and Nigel Carr — were required to report early, meaning other players such as defensive tackle Bryan Hall had to fill in at linebacker during the 11-on-11 team portion.
There were no changes in attendance to what media saw on Tuesday as defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee surgery), offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele (back spasms) and Jah Reid (calf strain), and wide receiver David Reed (ACL surgery) did not participate in practice. All four players remain on the active physically unable to perform list.
Linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon surgery) remains on the non-football injury list as he continues to rehab his injury.
Reid watched practice while searing a sleeve on his right calf, as coach John Harbaugh revealed Tuesday that the second-year lineman suffered a setback in rehabbing the calf after he was injured on the final day of mandatory minicamp.
McPhee worked on conditioning and ran pretty smoothly as he continues to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery that sidelined him for most of organized team activities this spring.
With the Wednesday morning signing of veteran linebacker Ricky Brown, the Ravens now have 88 players on their preseason roster. They are allowed to have a maximum of 90, but any players on the non-football injury list or the PUP list count against the 90-man limit.
Fresh off signing a new five-year contract last week, Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice is scheduled to meet with media at 5 p.m. while future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis will talk with reporters at 6 p.m.