Ravens Camp Report: Wednesday Observations

SCHEDULE CHANGE: The Ravens announced that they will hold their Friday morning practice at their new indoor facility in Owings Mills instead of a previously-scheduled morning workout in Westminster. Practice will be closed to the general public. The team will still hold its annual intrasquad scrimmage Friday night at Scott S. Bair Stadium.

TRAINING ROOM: Backup inside linebacker Bart Scott sprained his right knee and missed the afternoon practice. He is listed as day-to-day. Cornerback Fred Weary (quadriceps) returned to individual drills.

Outside linebacker Peter Boulware (knee), quarterback Anthony Wright (shoulder), inside linebacker Ed Hartwell (quadriceps), cornerback Gary Baxter (hernia), tight end Trent Smith (leg) and Sams didn't practice.

Smith broke his leg Aug. 9 last year and a metal rod was inserted.

"The broad picture is it's an 18-month injury and I'm six months ahead of schedule," Smith said. "Some days, I feel like I'm 85 percent and others I feel like I'm 65 percent. I go through more ups and downs with my emotions than a woman."

Cornerback Corey Fuller left practice with a sore arm, but returned.

IRONY: While Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells held a news conference on the decision to cut quarterback Quincy Carter amidst reports that he has failed drug tests, one member of the Ravens watched intently.

Wright, who was replaced by Carter a few years ago, shook his head at the television screen in the lobby of the Ravens' team hotel in Westminster as Parcells discussed the move.

QUICK HITS: The Ravens ran a gadget play, a double pass. However, receiver Travis Taylor's errant pass into traffic fell incomplete. ... Tight end Daniel Wilcox is taking full advantage of the repetitions available while Smith is out. ... Wide receiver Ron Johnson snagged a pass one-handed behind the back of safety Gerome Sapp. ... Quarterback Kordell Stewart regularly eluded pursuit to scoot upfield. ... Former team president David Modell attended practice. Modell is now a team consultant after his father, Art, sold majority interest to Steve Bisciotti.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.


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