The Ravens wrapped up their second of three joint practices with the 49ers on Sunday under sunny skies at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.
“Iron sharping iron” continued as the Ravens are six days away from their second preseason game when they take on the Cowboys in Dallas. Donned in pads for the second straight day, unfortunately, injuries, not on-field play, were the big story today.
Cornerback Asa Jackson limped off the field with trainers in the middle of practice with what appeared to be a right lower leg injury. It was later confirmed to be minor ankle injury by coach John Harbaugh.
Defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore was carted off after suffering what appeared to be a left leg/knee injury during 11-on-11 drills. After the play Lewis-Moore was writhing in pain on the ground as his teammates along with 49ers players took a knee in prayer for the second-year player. The former Notre Dame product has battled hard to come back from tearing his right ACL in college and missed all of 2013 rehabbing from that injury. Head coach John Harbaugh advised the media at his post practice presser that Lewis-Moore is likely done for the year with an Achilles injury.
The losses of Jackson and Lewis-Moore could not have come at a worse time for a Ravens defense that is already thin at corner and defensive line. With Lardarius Webb out, Jackson has been taking reps with the first team defense in hopes of earning the team’s vacant third corner position. The defensive line has already lost rookie defensive lineman Brent Urban with a torn ACL.
Other Notes & Observations
Rookie safety Terrence Brooks split reps with the first team defense against the 49ers first team offense led by Colin Kaepernick. Brooks had an up an down day getting beat on some throws across the middle but also had two nice pass breakups. Brooks has been listed as third on the team’s depth chart at the free safety position behind both Darian Stewart and Jeromy Miles. During 11-on-11 two-minute drills, Brooks did have a nice hit on 49ers running back Glen Winston for a loss of two yards.
Nose tackle Brandon Williams was disruptive to the 49ers starting offensive line throughout the day. Williams was doubled teamed on occasion which allowed the linebacking unit to account for three quarterback hurries.
Undrafted cornerback Tramain Jacobs put together a solid practice going against the 49ers second and third team defenses. The former Texas A&M Aggie adjusted nicely on two perfectly thrown balls from Blaine Gabbert for pass breakups during two-minute drills. With Jackson out with what Harbaugh described as a minor ankle injury, Jacobs has the opportunity to step up and make the team.
The defensive play of the day came during “live goal line football” when linebacker Albert McClellan stopped diving 49er running back Glenn Winston on 4th-and-goal from the one yard line. As Winston went to go up and over the line, McClellan met him in mid air with a bone jarring hit.
Terrence Cody (hip), Lardarius Webb (back) and safety Brynden Trawick (back) all missed practice on Sunday.
*The Ravens will wrap up their joint practices with 49ers tomorrow with a 10:30 a.m. practice.
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