Camp update

August 05, 1998|By Gary Lambrecht

Fun to watch: Between their energy and their trash-talking, tailback Errict Rhett and middle linebacker Ray Lewis have become an enjoyable combination to observe during camp. Lewis unloaded a good shot during team drills yesterday afternoon, shooting a gap and dropping Rhett in the backfield. Several unprintable words followed from both sides.

Warrior: Veteran safety Stevon Moore, who had surgery on both knees nearly eight months ago, figured to miss some practice time in camp. But Moore went 11 straight impressive days before sitting out the morning workout yesterday. He was back on the field in the afternoon.

So close: Kicker Matt Stover did something yesterday morning that smacks of a near-mathematical impossibility. On consecutive field-goal attempts, Stover's errant kicks struck high on the right goal post at almost the exact same spot.

Hit of the day: During afternoon drills, second-year backup linebacker Tyrell Peters, who is having an outstanding camp, leveled Kenyon Cotton after he caught a short pass and began rumbling down the right sideline.

Nothing serious: Wide receiver Michael Jackson and cornerback DeRon Jenkins got tangled up after a short pass completion in the two-minute drill yesterday afternoon. Jackson grabbed his hip in pain as he came back to the huddle, missed a few plays, then rejoined the action. He said he would practice today.

Quote: "Complaining takes too much energy. I'm just looking forward to getting this right. It's just bad luck, just another setback. I don't think I could have won the Powerball lottery."

-- Offensive lineman Sale Isaia, who visited the team yesterday. Isaia, who tore an ACL in his left knee last year and missed the whole season, is out for 1998 with a torn left Achilles' tendon.

Pub Date: 8/05/98

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