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The Ravens’ players might not be able to gather together at their team headquarters during the NFL’s work stoppage, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t working together.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said he has planned workouts with tight end Todd Heap and other players over the next few weeks.
“We get together later this month,” Flacco said during safety Haruki Nakamura’s charity event last weekend at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md. “We’re going to go out to Arizona and hang out with Todd, and there’s a facility out there.
Flacco said he has been playing catch with his brother, Baltimore Orioles minor league prospect Mike Flacco, and recently began throwing the football to keep his arm in shape.
“I’m really just starting to get back in the swing of things in terms of throwing the ball,” Joe Flacco said. “I can take it at a gradual pace. This is the time when you want to make sure you keep your arm in shape, but not overwork yourself or get hurt or worn out before the season comes.
“I’m feeling good.”
Heading into his fourth season, Flacco is coming off a year where he set career highs with 3,622 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and a 93.6 passer rating. In addition, Flacco threw a career-low 10 interceptions in 2010.