Where: McDaniel College, Westminster, Md.
When: Through Aug. 24.
Today's practices: 8:45-11 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free. For updates on practice times, call 410-261-3267.
Next Preseason Game:
8 p.m. Friday vs. Eagles at Philadelphia, (CBS).
T Casey Rabach (knee), CB Fred Weary (quadriceps), WR/PR Derek Abney (shoulder), TE Brett Pierce (ankle), DT Matt Zielinski (knee), RB B.J. Sams (wrist), LB Peter Boulware (knee), QB Anthony Wright (shoulder) and TE Trent Smith (leg) did not practice.
Odds and Ends
PR Lamont Brightful continues to struggle. He fumbled a return in last week's game against Atlanta, and he bobbled a punt -- with no players around him -- in Monday's morning practice, prompting one fan to yell, "Come on, butterfingers!" Asked if he was satisfied with the way Brightful has been playing, Coach Brian Billick replied: "No. Any time you put the ball on the ground, it's unacceptable. If he can't hold onto the ball, we'll find somebody who can." But two rookies who were considered to be Brightful's main competition -- seventh-round draft pick Derek Abney and rookie free agent B.J. Sams -- are out with injuries. WR Kareem Kelly, who was on the Ravens' practice squad last season, has been returning punts in practice. . . . Monday was the day to pick on rookies: DT Dwan Edwards and WR Devard Darling, the Ravens' top two draft picks, were taped to the goal post and squirted with soap and shaving cream after the morning practice. "It's burning right now," said Darling, who was covered with shaving cream. "I can barely hear you, my ears are all clogged up."
-- Camille Powell