The Ravens have completed their first week of training camp, including four days of padded practice, and begin the preseason schedule Thursday night at home against Carolina. Here are three returning players whose stock has risen, and has fallen, in the opening week:
WR Michael Campanaro
The third-year receiver, who has missed 24 games over the past two years, is finally healthy again and has been a thorn in the Ravens defense all week. In 11-on-11 drills, Campanaro is consistently getting open and making plays.
TE Dennis Pitta
The Ravens have been in wait-and-see mode all summer with Pitta, who is trying to return after losing almost all of the last two seasons to two hip injuries. Although he sustained a sprained finger on Monday in a scuffle with Kamalei Correa, Pitta has shown no ill effects of the hip injury. He ran and caught well, and popped right up after taking a couple of shots. In short, he looks like his old self and like he will be a factor this season.
RB Terrance West
The former Towson back has done all he can to stand out in a deep running back group in which Justin Forsett, Buck Allen and rookie Kenneth Dixon appear to be locks to make the team. West has played with a sense of urgency, showing decisiveness, speed and explosiveness. He's playing as if his job could be on the line, which it basically is, and he's been up to the challenge thus far.
CB Kyle Arrington
With Jimmy Smith and Shareece Wright entrenched as the starters, Arrington finds himself fighting for relevance in a group that includes newcomer Jerraud Powers, Sheldon Price, Will Davis and promising rookie Tavon Young.
TE Crockett Gillmore
Pitta's encouraging return, and the signing of Ben Watson, suddenly could put the Ravens starting tight end from last season back to No. 3 on the depth chart this fall. Gillmore has also missed most of the first week of camp with a hamstring injury.
RB Lorenzo Taliaferro
The running back was already in a numbers crunch with Forsettt and Allen returning and Kenneth Dixon drafted in the fourth round. But with Taliaferro moved to the PUP list because of his lingering foot injury, he is seemingly falling further behind with each passing day.