Harbaugh eyes Navy practice and 49ers week

Harbaugh eyes Navy practice and 49ers week
August 4, 2014, 8:30 am
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The Ravens travel to Annapolis on Monday night for a 7 o’clock practice that is free and open to the public at Naval Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. 

This will be the Ravens’ last full workout before Thursday’s preseason opener against the 49ers at M & T Bank Stadium. For most Ravens’ fans, this will be their final chance to watch a training camp practice. The open 49ers-Ravens practice that had been scheduled for Friday at M&T Bank Stadium has been cancelled, due to a conflict with the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement.

Generally, Ravens coach John Harbaugh has been pleased with the execution and tempo during camp. However, as the Ravens move closer to their first game Thursday, Harbaugh wants the positive momentum to continue Monday night.

“We’re going to be a few days removed from having the opportunity to play the 49ers, but we’ll want to see assignments be sharp, want to see the footwork be good, communication be crisp,” Harbaugh said. “You (want) to tie things together in a practice like that. It’s not going to be the most physical practice that we’re going to have, but we’d like it to be our sharpest practice.”

Following Thursday’s game, the 49ers are staying in town for three joint practices with the Ravens, Aug. 9-11, at the Owings Mills practice facility. Harbaugh’s parents have already arrived in town, and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and his team were scheduled to arrive in Baltimore on Tuesday night.

“It’ll be a great chance to get together, but (it’s all) football,” John Harbaugh said. “So I guess it’ll be exactly what it’s supposed to be with our family.”

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