Daily Caw: Jeremy Butler Has ‘Incredible’ Minicamp, Jeremy Zuttah Returns to Practice


Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web.  Today we wrap up all the news and tidbits from minicamp, including the ‘incredible’ performance of Jeremy Butler and the latest injury updates.

Wide receiver Jeremy Butler has ‘incredible’ minicampGarrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

"Jeremy Butler capped off his minicamp with an exclamation point Thursday afternoon.The young receiver caught everything thrown his way, including a pair of difficult sideline grabs from quarterback Joe Flacco during a two-minute drill near the end of practice. The strong finish to mandatory minicamp continued an impressive stretch for Butler in recent weeks, and it had teammates and coaches buzzing after practice.“He might have had like 1,500 yards in a three day minicamp,” Flacco said. “He was incredible.”"

Ravens conclude successful minicampGarrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

"“You learn a lot in the OTAs in terms of what you’re going to be good at, you think, so you start steering in that direction a little bit more,” Harbaugh said. “And we’ll try to keep evolving from that, because we’re going to learn more as we go, and we’ll kind of adjust as we go.”Here were some of the notes from the final day of practice:– Rookie tight end Maxx Williamsdid not finish practice after he “tweaked something,” Harbaugh said, but the injury does not appear serious. Fellow rookie Nick Boyletook advantage of a few first-team reps with Williams sidelined."

McPhee tabbed ‘steal of free agency’Bo Smolka, CSN Baltimore

"NFL Network’s Michael Robinson tabbed linebacker Pernell McPhee as “the steal of free agency this year” after he left the Ravens and signed a five-year, roughly $39 million deal with the Bears.“You talk about what (Bears defensive coordinator) Vic Fangio can do with this guy,” Robinson said. “In nickel situations when they have three down linemen, this guy walks around in the box. He confuses running backs. He confuses offensive linemen.“Vic Fangio will find the mismatches he needs to make this guy a Pro Bowl player this year.”"

Five takeaways from Ravens mandatory minicampClifton Brown, CSN Baltimore

"The Ravens ended their three-day mandatory minicamp Thursday, and will be off until training camp begins in late July. Here are five takeaways from this week’s practices.1. Joe Flacco was very sharp.Marc Trestman is Flacco’s fourth different offensive coordinator in four years. But Flacco threw the ball crisply without hesitation, and there were few signals crossed between Flacco and his wide receivers. Flacco appears to have grown very comfortable very quickly with Trestman’s offense. That’s a good sign for the Ravens."

Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah returns to practice on limited basis, Rick Wagner still sidelinedAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"Ravens starting center Jeremy Zuttah returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, an encouraging sign as he continues to rehabilitate a surgically repaired hip.Zuttah took part in individual drills after undergoing surgery this offseason to clean up bone spurs.Meanwhile, right offensive tackle Rick Wagner remains sidelined after undergoing surgery in December to repair a Lisfranc foot sprain."

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