OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Baltimore Ravens back in Owings Mills and back to work Wednesday after the players had the day off Tuesday. It was a beautiful cool day out, a nice relief from the heat as the players put in over 3 hours and forty-five minutes of practice..
The Ravens have been pretty lucky when it comes to injuries so far this preseason, they went into camp with just one player unable to participate. Today though, they weren't as fortunate. Two defensive rookies, Fourth-round defensive end Brent Urban and second-rounder Timmy Jernigan both got hurt on the same play. Jernigan walked off on his own, Coach John Harbaugh says he should be okay.
Urban, on the other hand, had to be carted off and will have an MRI Wednesday night on his knee.
Running Back Ray Rice is schedule to address the media Thursday for the first time since being handed a two game suspension for an alleged domestic Violence Incident with his now wife back in February. A decision the NFL has been widely criticized for being too lenient
Wednesday after practice Coach John Harbaugh was asked how the suspension has been received among the team.
"Those who make those decisions do so with great seriousness. They aim to be just and fair, and they aim to do right by all parties involved. Public opinion, often times, will push those decisions in certain directions, but both of the decision-makers – not the opinion-makers, but the decision-makers – all the knowable facts of the case came from the same direction on it. They're the ones that know the facts, and they came from the same direction on it. We said all along [that] the circumstances will determine the outcome of this. And we've said all along that we will respect the outcome. It's going to be tough for us. It's going to be two games without one of our very best players, but we'll move forward and deal with it. Beyond that, there's really nothing else to say."
Harbaugh then talked about his continued support of one of his best players.
"I'm there for Ray as a friend and also as an older male figure in his life to try and give him advice and wisdom, maybe, and just be there for him. A friend is born for adversity, and that's really what it's all about with Ray. I love the way he's handled it. I hate what happened. What happened was wrong – flat out. The thing I appreciate about it is how Ray has handled it afterwards by acknowledging that it was wrong, and he will do everything he can do to make it right. That's what you ask for when someone does the wrong thing. I'm proud of him from that standpoint. For anybody out there that's going to misconstrue that and just write, 'John Harbaugh is proud of Ray,' then shame on you. I'm proud of him for the way he's handled it. I'm disappointed in what happened, but you go forward. You go forward. And that's what we're going to do as a football team, and that's what we're going to do as [individuals and] what [Rice will] do as an individual. You'll see his heart tomorrow just like you saw it last time. He's not going to be polished. He's not going to give you some polished press conference. That's not Ray. Ray is going to speak from the heart, and he's going to do his best, just like he's doing going forward."