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Intensity increases as Ravens practice with Jaguars at training camp

Posted: 5:29 PM, Aug 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-05 18:08:19-04

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — There was a little more juice at Ravens practice on Monday. That’s what happens when you bring another NFL team to town.

The Jaguars practiced with the Ravens on Monday. They will again on Tuesday before they kick-off against each other in Thursday’s preseason opener at M&T Bank Stadium.

“I thought they competed well. It wasn’t a physical practice. It was tag off. It was a good, fast practice,” said Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh.

“It’s always nice changing it up, seeing a different opponent besides your own guys,” added Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst. “There’s some things we need to get in there and look at on film.”

How did quarterback Lamar Jackson look against the Jags’ defense on Monday?

“I thought he looked good,” said Harbaugh. “I thought he looked really good. I was very impressed.”

The Ravens suffered a little bit of a scare. Rookie receiver Miles Boykin got banged up. He’d miss some time but came back to practice.

“He got tangled up on a 1-on-1. They went in and looked at his leg and he’s good,” said Harbaugh. “I said a prayer and it was answered with a ‘yes’.”

A familiar face was also back in Maryland and back as a Jacksonville Jaguar.

Former Terps standout Yannick Ngakoue practiced after ending his contract holdout.

As the Jags had a starter show up the Ravens had a starter pack his bags. Baltimore waved goodbye to Alex Lewis.

The offensive lineman was traded to the New York Jets in exchange for a reported conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2020.

There was a somber moment before practice on Monday. The Ravens and Jaguars held a moment of silence and prayer for the victims of the recent mass shootings.

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