There’s football — at least something close — happening in Maryland this morning.
The locked-out Ravens are the latest team to gather for an informal workout, this one at Towson State University.
According to on-site reports, the notable attendees for the workout include Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Derrick Mason, Dominique Foxworth, Josh Wilson and Jarret Johnson.
Do these workouts have any long-term significance? Probably not, as the players rarely have input into play calls and will ultimately have zero input into who makes the team and is on the field in certain packages. But anything involving a football qualifies as news at this point of the lockout, and the number of players who showed up shows a certain level of camaraderie and excitement to get back to work.
Rookie receivers Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss are among the reported attendees, and the better rapport they can develop with Joe Flacco the better the Ravens could be this winter.
The Browns have held two similar workouts, one led by Colt McCoy at the University of Texas and another two weeks ago at Baldwin-Wallace College, just south of the team’s training facility in Berea. Another workout has reportedly been discussed at Kent State, Joshua Cribbs’ alma mater, but has not happened.