Three notes and quotes from Ravens minicamp

Three notes and quotes from Ravens minicamp
May 19, 2014, 8:30 am

Three notes and quotes leftover from Ravens’ rookie minicamp 

1. Defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore could be a contributor next season.

Lewis-Moore is not a rookie, but he’s like a rookie. Drafted in the sixth round last year, Lewis-Moore missed all of last season after a serious knee injury. Wearing a knee brace, Lewis-Moore was allowed to participate in the rookie minicamp and impressed head coach John Harbaugh.

“Kapron looked good – no side effects from the knee that I could see,” Harbaugh said. “He said he’s had some soreness in his hips and his lower back and things like that which is expected, but nothing in his knee, so that was good.”

The Ravens’ defensive line took a hit in free agency losing Arthur Jones to the Colts. Lewis-Moore could help pick up the slack.

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2. First-round inside linebacker C. J. Mosley looks comfortable in drills.

Mosley seems to be making a smooth transition from Nick Saban’s defense at Alabama to the Ravens’ defense.

“He’s been really well-coached, obviously,” Harbaugh said. “That was a big plus coming out – we knew that. It’s not like he doesn’t know what gap he’s fitting in. It’s not like he doesn’t know what adjustment to make. That’s a long way ahead for a rookie.”

3. Harbaugh feels optimistic that at least one free agent will find a place on the roster.

“I told the guys this in the meeting this (Saturday) morning, that there’s not a guy in any of those seats that couldn’t play in the National Football League,” Harbaugh said. “Will they be able to, will they have what it takes mentally and be able to make it happen under the lights and those kind of things? But physically, they all would have a chance. Some guys would have a greater chance than others, but they all look good.”