As the quarterbacks, rookies and injured veterans are resting up and grabbing some lunch in between today’s two practices, the non-injured veterans are slowly rolling into the Best Western Westminster to report.
Running back Ray Rice and wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth just came in a bit ago and hopped out of the same car.
Stallworth had his driver’s license suspended for life after being convicted of DUI manslaughter last year, and Rice was nice enough to give Stallworth a ride to camp.
Reserve offensive tackle Tony Moll just joined the Ravens last year, but he already is learning the proper hat protocol.
Moll had on a black Orioles hat with an orange brim as he strolled through the front door of the hotel. That will come as welcome news to most Ravens fans, who have seen a fair share of players sporting Yankees hats over the years.
Guard/center Chris Chester, linebacker Antwan Barnes, safety Tom Zbikowski and guard Ben Grubbs are among the others who I’ve seen check in.
Just to clear up an earlier question, Jared Gaither was not required to report early with the injured veterans even though he missed most of the Ravens’ OTAs because of a foot ailment.
The only players who are required to arrive on Monday are ones who either end the season on Injured Reserve or had some type of offseason surgery.
Gaither might have only participated in a couple of the team’s minicamp practices, but because he doesn’t satisfy either of those qualifications, he did not need to be here early.
The team will hold a closed walk-through tomorrow, so the first time we will see Gaither will likely be on Friday.