The Ravens only had three days off, but it felt like a bye week given their schedule of four games in 18 games to start the season.
A break couldn't have come soon enough.
Cornerback Lardarius Webb had a knee injury, safety Bernard Pollard was healing from badly bruised ribs, safety Ed Reed had an ailing hamstring and quarterback Joe Flacco and receiver Torrey Smith had sore ankles.
"They were here in great spirits, had a good attitude and were excited to go to work," coach John Harbaugh said of his team Monday. "We had a real good day -- not a full day -- a little more than half a day."
The Ravens are 3-1 and heading to play at the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Their actual bye week isn't until Week 8 which comes at the end of October.
"I feel a little better," said Webb, who took in an Orioles-Boston Red Sox game on Saturday at Camden Yards. "We're glad that Harbs gave us these two days (off). We came out and got a good little practice in today. The guys were moving around excellent, like we were off for months. The two days did (help). It helped out a lot."