CAMP NOTES: Jernigan Stands Out

Tim Jernigan v 49ers
Tim Jernigan on August 7, 2014 against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium (Photo Credit: Baltimore Ravens)

The Baltimore Ravens kicked off the third week of training camp under sunny conditions at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills on Wednesday morning.

Dressed in shells and shorts, the Ravens defense saw a lot of action in seven on seven and 11 on 11 drills for much of the afternoon. The injury bug again took a bite out of the defensive front of the Ravens last week causing many to be concerned with depth issues at was once thought to be their deepest position.

Dont panic!

Rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is quietly making a name for himself for all the right reasons. During 11 on 11 team drills, Jernigan shined. On two consecutive pass plays, the second-round draft pick wreaked havoc along the offensive line showing his ability to side step blockers and find his way into the backfield. The former Florida State Seminole recorded two sacks including one particular play where he blew past guard John Urschel with extreme ease.

Jernigan, listed on the updated Ravens depth chart as the number three defensive tackle behind Haloti Ngata and Terrence Cody (PUP) will see more than his fair share of reps in the preseason and regular season.

 

More Notes & Observations

Veteran defensive end Chris Canty deserves credit where credit’s due after today’s performance against the first team offense. Canty was quick off the snap today during several reps and ran over Marshal Yanda to stop running back Ray Rice in what would have been a huge play for a loss of at least six or seven yards.

Linebacker Daryl Smith made his presence known throughout the afternoon with his play making abilities in both run and pass defense. Smith was in one on one coverage with wide receiver Mike Willie and ran stride for stride with the speedy wideout and made an outstanding play to locate the football and bat it away. On run defense, Smith was quick to the sideline forcing running back Justin Forsett out of bounds before he could get upfield for no gain.

Rising to the occasion at cornerback was Dominique Franks. Franks has strung together solid practices starting with the preseason game against the 49ers and his play has carried over throughout the week. Running with the second and third team defense, Franks recorded three pass break ups, including a tip ball intended for wide receiver Kamar Aiken which was intercepted by Jeromy Miles.

A small little fight emerged late in practice between linebacker Nicholas DeMarco and Center Reggie Stephens. DeMarco was quickly pulled from the field by head coach John Harbaugh for his actions.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith had some fun with the referees today when it came to all the flags being thrown. On one occasion offensive lineman Parker Graham jumped offsides and Smith encouraged the ref to throw the flag and told him he was doing a “great job”.

Quote of the Day

“You owe me one 36.” Cornerback Dominique Franks after he tipped a pass that Jeromy Miles intercepted.

 

Not Practicing

Lardarius Webb, Asa Jackson,  Kapron Lewis-Moore, Terrence Cody

Safety Brynden Trawick returned to practice.

 

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