The Ravens had about 700 pounds of extra weight on the practice fields yesterday, as defensive tackles Haloti Ngata and Brandon McKinney were both able to participate in individual drills after each underwent offseason surgery.
Ngata says he's ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn pectoral muscle that he suffered during the Pro Bowl. He estimated that he's about 75-80 percent healthy at this point, and said he should be able to return to full team drills before too long.
"It just felt really good pretty quickly," Ngata said. "I've just been working on getting my strength back. I can't lift anything too heavy right now. It's feeling good.
"I'll be back before training camp, definitely."
As for McKinney, he was able to return from offseason back surgery to repair a herniated disc. That procedure took place in February, and McKinney is now back working in drills with the defensive line.
The four-year veteran has made it a goal to cut some weight this season; McKinney played at 360 pounds last year before being put on Injured Reserve, but hopes to get back to around 330 this season.