OWINGS MILLS – News and notes from the Ravens’ fourth practice of training camp, Sunday Aug. 4, their second straight day of practice in pads:
- After making the Pro Bowl as a rookie, linebacker C. J. Mosley is playing with no hesitation following off-season wrist surgery. He is around the football, shooting gaps and roaming sideline to sideline. Mosley is wearing a wrap on his wrist, but he looks 100 percent.
- A number of veterans were given a day off by coach John Harbaugh – defensive end Chris Canty, running back Justin Forsett, guard Kelechi Osemele, inside linebacker Daryl Smith, wide receiver Steve Smith, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, and guard Marshal Yanda. No reason to wear them down this early in camp.
- Will Hill is clearly the expected starter at strong safety, with Matt Elam (biceps injury) possibly done for the year. And Hill responded with a strong practice. Hill got his hand on the football at the last moment to break up a potential TD throw from Joe Flacco to Michael Campanaro. Hill also popped running back Lorenzo Taliaferro with a hard hit near the sideline. Tackling is Hill’s forte, but he reported to camp slimmed down, and seems to be covering more going.
- Wide receiver Marlon Brown (back) returned to practice after missing just one practice, and seemed to be moving well.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’re expecting C. J. to improve,” said Harbaugh, when asked his expectations for Mosley after his rookie season.