Baltimore Ravens Mini-Camp: News and Notes From Day One

Old AccountSenior Writer IMay 8, 2010

OWINGS MILLS, MARYLAND - MAY 8: Offensive lineman Michael Oher #74 of the Baltimore Ravens blocks during minicamp at the practice facility on May 8, 2009 in Owings Mills, Maryland. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
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This week, all NFL mini-camps are in full flight as we hit the month of May. The Baltimore Ravens camp is one of the biggest headliners. A lot of new faces on the offensive side of the ball, such as Anquan Boldin, Dante Stallworth, Dennis Pitta, and Ed Dickson.

Also, the anticipation of defensive rookies Terrence Cody and Sergio Kindle has brightened up the veteran defense of the Ravens. However, the biggest stories of the Ravens offseason camp are....

Michael Oher starting at Left Tackle, Gaither At Right Tackle, Rumors Begin Again

The biggest headline from the first day of Ravens camp was the shift of the offensive line. Second year starter Michael Oher took the snaps at left tackle, while Jared Gaither was moved over to the right side.

Now, the rumors have been heating up regarding Jared Gaither, currently in the last year of his contract. ESPN's Adam Schefter has heard from NFL sources who believe Gaither will be dealt by week one, and the Bills are the likely candidate.

Gaither is saying the right things at the moment, as he wants to get on the field in any shape or form.

Are the rumors true? Is Baltimore still open to trading Gaither with the draft passed? Or is this another hope for motivation by head coach John Harbough on Gaither, who has a questionable work ethic?

Joe Flacco To Anquan Boldin: Quarterback and Receiver Have Built Good Chemistry

The arrival of Anquan Boldin has been nothing but positive in Ravens headquarters. And it is transforming onto the field with his new quarterback. It seems Joe Flacco and Boldin have connected well, since the trade happened.

Boldin looks like the one of old from Arizona, who can cut at full speed up the middle and turn it into a huge play. Boldin already is loved by his new teammates, his coaches, and the fans of Baltimore.

Q looks to be set on track for a great first season in a Ravens uniform.

Update On the Health of Lardarius Webb and Fabien Washington

The biggest question on the Ravens roster is the secondary, especially with the injuries due to Lardarius Webb and Fabien Washington.

Head coach John Harbough said that both Webb and Washington are  "ahead of schedule."

Washington spoke at camp, saying he anticipates on being ready for training camp and will do whatever what he can to make sure he is there.

If both are ready for week one, that is a solid group of corner backs. Dominique Foxworth played much better down the stretch, and Webb and Washington would fill up the weakest need on this team.

I will be back for the biggest storylines of the second day of Ravens minicamp. More questions about Gaither should arise after today.


Matt Miselis is a Baltimore Ravens Featured Columnist for Will be giving more updates on the Ravens minicamp, and rumors/notes of a Jared Gaither deal.

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