Where: McDaniel College, Westminster, Md.

When: Through tomorrow.

Today's practices: 8:45-11 a.m.; 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. Saturday vs. Detroit, M&T Bank Stadium, Comcast SportsNet.


TE Todd Heap (bruised shoulder), WR Devard Darling (quadriceps), WR Travis Taylor (groin), CB Corey Fuller (bruised leg), and DE Anthony Weaver (high ankle sprain) did not practice yesterday because of injuries suffered in Friday's game against Philadelphia. Darling and Taylor aggravated previous injuries.

DE Marques Douglas (dislocated elbow), CB Fred Weary (knee), WR-PR Derek Abney (shoulder), DT Matt Zielinski (knee) also did not practice.

LB Peter Boulware (knee), QB Anthony Wright (shoulder) and TE Trent Smith (leg) are on the physically unable to perform list.

T Orlando Brown (personal reasons) and CB Chris McAlister (contract dispute) were absent.

Odds and Ends

The Ravens' ranks were thinned yesterday morning because of various ailments; five starters (Heap, Taylor, Weaver, Douglas and Boulware) watched from the sidelines with injuries, and two others (Brown and McAlister) were absent.

But Coach Brian Billick wasn't overly concerned: "Nicks, bumps, bruises, pulls; we're in that part of camp. . . . All in all, we're in fairly decent shape." . . .

Baltimore's starting defense gave up two big pass plays in a 26-17 loss to the Eagles: Terrell Owens's 81-yard touchdown catch, and a 62-yard catch by Freddie Mitchell. Take away those two plays, and the Ravens' starters held Philadelphia to 32 yards of total offense on 20 plays. "I absolutely hate it when you say, 'Well, if we hadn't given up these two or three plays, it would've been a hell of a night,' but I'm going to do it," Billick said. "Now, we've got to do away with those big plays. The way we gave up those plays was disappointing." . . .

RB Musa Smith's production against the Eagles (14 carries for 80 yards) surpassed his season totals from 2003, his rookie season (nine carries for 31 yards). "We really put Musa's hand in the fire, so to speak, and we talked about wanting to get that done," Billick said Friday. "It was exciting to see how tough and hard Musa ran." . . .

The NFL has vowed to crack down on excessive or choreographed celebrations, and SS Ed Reed and LB Ray Lewis were hit with a 15-yard taunting penalty after Reed's interception and lateral to Will Demps for a game-tying touchdown Friday. "All I did was look at Ed Reed in the eyes," Lewis said. "That's it. If that's celebration, I need to stop playing football." Said Billick: "They called it. I didn't see any orchestration. I saw no posing. I saw a bunch of guys jump on another guy, patted him on the back, and said, 'Nice job.' They looked at it and said that it was not allowed. . . . We can't do that anymore." . . .

Lamont Brightful, who has struggled catching punts in practice, was limited to kickoff duty against the Eagles; he had three returns for 66 yards. Rookie Lance Frazier took over on punt returns and was "very solid and very sure of himself," according to Billick. During yesterday's practice, rookie B.J. Sams -- who had been sidelined with a broken thumb -- fielded kickoffs along with Brightful. . . .

The quarterbacks have completed 38.3 percent of their passes (23 for 60, with three interceptions) in preseason, primarily because of the struggles of backups Kordell Stewart (4 for 15, two interceptions) and Josh Harris (4 for 16).

-- Camille Powell