Camp update

July 27, 2000|By Jamison Hensley

Thumbs up: Weak-side linebacker Jamie Sharper had his hand in everything. He stepped in front of passes, crashed into the backfield and made a solid hit on Jamal Lewis in the open field.

Thumbs down: A day after being named to the All-Decade team, tight end Ben Coates didn't celebrate it well. Coates dropped three passes by trying to catch the ball with his body instead of his hands.

Thumping away: Backup safety Anthony Poindexter made some noise in his first NFL training camp. Appearing fully recovered from a knee injury that kept him sidelined last year, Poindexter stuck his helmet in a few chests and sent tight end John Jones to the trainer's room after a collision.

Over here: Rookie running back Jamal Lewis may still receive the loudest cheers, but Priest Holmes grabbed the crowd's attention yesterday. Busting through the line, Holmes put on the move of the day, eluding a crowd of first-string defenders with a cutback in the middle of the field.

Jump shot: Although still learning on the job, Lional Dalton put on an athletic move for a 325-pound defensive tackle, when he leaped to knock down a Trent Dilfer pass.

Raining camp: It has rained for four of the Ravens' six practices, and coach Brian Billick said he has missed the hot, humid weather from a conditioning standpoint. He left open the possibility of post-practice running.

Trainer's room: Reserve tight end John Jones sprained his ankle and left the field midway through practice. His status is day-to-day. ... Backup tackle Spencer Folau, who has a sore lower back, had treatment yesterday and did not practice.

Quotable: "If push came to shove, I could play anytime." - Outside linebacker Peter Boulware who has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Today's practices: 9:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.; 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Countdown to season opener: 38 days.

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