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Ravens opening three Training Camp practices to fans again

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Ravens opening three Training Camp practices to fans again

Posted on 17 June 2013 by WNST Staff

2013 RAVENS TRAINING CAMP PRACTICES

 

The Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 training camp, connected by Verizon, will feature for the second-consecutive year free individual practices to be held at M&T Bank Stadium, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and Stevenson University. Additionally, by entering a lottery on the Ravens’ official website, fans in limited numbers will have the opportunity to win free tickets to training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.

The Ravens can safely host 200 people on the fields of their training center, and fans who are randomly chosen through the drawing will be invited to view one of the team’s 13 open training camp sessions at the Under Armour Performance Center. The first full-team training camp practice is July 25 and the last is Aug. 13.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be the site for a training camp practice on Sunday, Aug. 4. The Ravens will then practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 11. Both of these sessions are free and open to the public.

The team will round out its off-site training camp sessions at Mustang Stadium at Stevenson University on Sunday, Aug. 18. While this is a free event, due to limited seating, fans must enter a lottery on the Ravens’ website for an opportunity to win tickets.

Each of these practice venues will feature interactive fan events, including player autograph signings for children, fun-filled activities designed specifically for youth and cheerleader/mascot meet-and-greets.

Additionally, this year, fans can enter a website lottery to reserve tickets to the premiere of “America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions.” An annual documentary series created by NFL Films profiling each season’s winning Super Bowl team, the 2012 Ravens’ feature will debut at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore on Aug. 27.

 

FAN LOTTERY FOR TRAINING CAMP PRACTICES & “AMERICA’S GAME”

Beginning today (June 17), fans may enter a lottery at http://www.baltimoreravens.com/ravenstown/training-camp/index.html to attend one training camp practice at the Under Armour Performance Center or the practice held at Stevenson University. Fans may also enter to win tickets to the premiere of “America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions.”

All lottery submissions must be made by Monday, July 1 at 5 p.m., and the Ravens will contact fans who are chosen for these practices no later than Wednesday, July 17. Details – including parking, practice day/time and procedures – will be communicated to winning recipients upon notification.

 

RAVENS OFF-SITE TRAINING CAMP PRACTICES 

Location:                             Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, MD) – Free and Open to the Public

When:                                  Sunday, Aug. 4

Practice Start Time:        5 p.m.

Gates Open:                      3:30 p.m.

Parking:                               Lots open at 1 p.m. and are available for cold tailgating.

  • ·     $10 for cars and $25 for buses
  • ·     Parking may be purchased via www.navysports.com
  • ·     If Navy lots become full, nearby off-site locations are available with stadium shuttles.

Other Details:                   Baltimore’s Marching Ravens, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and live mascots Rise and Conquer will be in attendance. The Ravens Team Store will be on-site, and concession stands will be open.

 

Location:                             M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) – Free and Open to the Public

When:                                  Sunday, Aug. 11

Practice Start Time:        5 p.m.

Gates Open:                      3:30 p.m.

Parking:                               Stadium lots open at 1 p.m. and are available for cold tailgating. The parking fee is $10.                

Other Details:                   Baltimore’s Marching Ravens, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and live mascots Rise and Conquer will be in attendance. The Ravens Team Store and concession stands will be open.

 

Location:                             Mustang Stadium at Stevenson University (Owings Mills, MD) – Free Tickets Via Lottery

When:                                  Sunday, Aug. 18

Practice Start Time:        5 p.m.

Gates Open:                      3:30 p.m.

Tickets:                                Due to limited seating, this is a ticketed event, one for which fans can sign up via lottery at

                  www.baltimoreravens.com/TCLottery

Parking:                               Parking will be provided when tickets are sent to fans.

  • ·     No tailgating

Other Details:                   The Ravens Team Store will be on-site, and concession stands will be open.

 

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Torrey Smith returns to practice, McPhee excused for death in family

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Torrey Smith returns to practice, McPhee excused for death in family

Posted on 19 August 2012 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — As the Ravens held their first workout since their second preseason contest on Friday, defensive end Pernell McPhee headlined a dwindling list of non-participants.

Though McPhee has received an occasional day off at a couple different points since returning from arthroscopic knee surgery he underwent in the spring, the defensive end’s absence wasn’t injury-related as he was excused to deal with a death in the family. He played in Friday’s game against the Detroit Lions, registering two solo tackles, a tackle for a loss, and a quarterback hit.

“He had a personal issue, a tough situation,” coach John Harbaugh said. “I’ll let him explain it when he gets back, but he suffered a loss in his family, so he has been excused to go take care of that right now.”

Special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg was also absent from Sunday’s practice due to the death of his mother, according to the team.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith returned to practice after sitting out Friday’s game and missing two practices last week while dealing with a sprained ankle suffered in the season opener. Wide receiver Devin Goda and linebacker Darryl Blackstock (groin) also returned to practice on Sunday.

Smith expects to play in the Ravens’ third preseason game — a sentiment echoed by Harbaugh Sunday — as they’ll host the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium. The second-year wide receiver described not playing last Friday as “agonizing” and felt he could have played against Detroit.

“Coach was kind of being cautious with it, so I can get it out of the way now rather than just having it lingering on,” Smith said. “I felt way better today and obviously, I still have to practice until I get better, but I’m fine.”

Offensive lineman Jah Reid was present but not dressed in pads to practice after suffering a setback with the calf injury that’s hampered him since mandatory minicamp. Others not practicing included linebackers Josh Bynes (back) and Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon), tight ends Ed Dickson (shoulder) and Dennis Pitta (hand), defensive lineman Ryan McBean (fractured ankle), and wide receiver David Reed (knee).

After sustaining a shoulder stinger on Friday night, linebacker Sergio Kindle was practicing but sported red mesh over his jersey, indicating no contact. Safety Sean Considine also wore red mesh, but it remains unclear whether he suffered an injury in the game. Wide receiver LaQuan Williams (ankle sprain), fullback Vonta Leach (ankle sprain), and linebacker Ricky Brown (hip contusion) all practiced despite suffering reported injuries after the second preseason game.

Caldwell welcome addition with emphasis on no-huddle attack

Harbaugh praised the influence of quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell when it comes to the Ravens’ increased focus on the no-huddle offense. Of course, Caldwell spent a decade working with quarterback Peyton Manning in Indianapolis as the Colts ran a similar attack almost exclusively.

While the Ravens operated without a huddle at different times over the last four seasons under offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, they have run it extensively in the first two preseason games.

“We’ve had that in our system before so it’s based and formatted on what we’ve always had, but Jim’s brought some nuances,” Harbaugh said. “He’s brought a tempo or two we didn’t’ have before, just some methodology, I think, to it that he’s really added. Plus, the experience just in terms of dealing with Joe and talking to Joe and how they’ve done it in the past has been really helpful.”

It remains to be seen just how much the Ravens will use the no-huddle offense, but all signs point to it being a major point of emphasis as they begin the regular season against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 10.

Harbaugh described it as “very much quarterback driven” with Flacco having the ability to go to the line of scrimmage with several play options for which he will decide what the offense will do.

“As you watch the transformation, it’s going to be fun to see how we do,” Harbaugh said. “It’s going to be challenging. We go against good defenses. It’s not going to be easy, obviously, it never is. We will have our ups and downs, but I really think our coaches, starting with Cam and then Jim and all of our guys, have done a great job of setting up the structure of this offense, and I’m as excited as anyone to see how it plays out.”

Practice notes

It was a rare practice in which Billy Cundiff outdid Justin Tucker as the two kickers squared off once again on Sunday. Cundiff was a perfect 4-for-4 as he connected from 30, 36, 39, and 44 yards. In contrast, Tucker turned in a solid performance by going 4-for-5, but his miss went wide left from 44 yards.

Unlike the veteran, Tucker was given an attempt from 53 yards, and the rookie converted.

Right guard Marshal Yanda appeared to receive a breather on Sunday as he didn’t take part in any reps after the early portion of practice. The Ravens’ starting offense mostly went with Bryant McKinnie at left tackle and Michael Oher at right tackle while using Kelechi Osemele at left guard. Veteran guard Bobbie Williams, who has been dealing with soreness in his surgically-repaired right ankle primarily worked at right guard with the first and second units.

Linebacker Courtney Upshaw received more reps with the starting defense on Sunday as he split time at rush linebacker with Albert McClellan, who started in Friday’s game against Detroit.

Ravens hold final off-site practice

Conducting their final off-site practice of the summer, the Ravens traveled to Stevenson University as approximately 2,800 fans attended the ticketed event. The team also held public practices at M&T Bank Stadium and the Naval Academy in their first official camp after announcing they would no longer hold training camp at McDaniel College in Westminster.

Mustang Stadium is on the site of the Ravens’ old training facility used from 1996 through the early fall of 2004 before the team moved to its currently facility. Harbaugh even offered a plug that certainly had to please the admissions office at the Owings Mills university.

“Stevenson has been fantastic; just great people here [and a] really tremendous facility,” Harbaugh said. “This stadium is really, really special. I know the indoor [facility] they have over here is really neat. They have done a great job with their athletic facilities. This would be a great place to go to school.”

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Ravens issue friendly reminder about Sunday practice at Stevenson

Posted on 16 August 2012 by WNST Staff

This Sunday (Aug. 19), beginning at 3:30 p.m., the Baltimore Ravens will have their final training camp practice away from the Under Armour Performance Center at Stevenson University. While free to the public, this is a ticketed event, and all tickets have been assigned.

It is important to note that tickets are no longer available, and they have been distributed to fans who entered a lottery on the Ravens’ website earlier this summer and were randomly chosen to attend the practice.

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