Camp update

July 28, 2000|By Jamison Hensley

Thumbs up: The freshest legs in the fourth day of camp belonged to Michael McCrary. The defensive end was flying around the corner and could have recorded three sacks if full contact were allowed.

Thumbs down: Reserve cornerback Clarence Love was chasing shadows. He got burned on a deep sideline route by Qadry Ismail for a touchdown, then blatantly interfered with Marcus Nash after getting beat on a quick slant during a red-zone drill.

Shaking it off: After appearing to have a tired arm during the early drills, Tony Banks finished strong, hitting Ismail on a long touchdown pass and zipping a 10-yard throw to tight end Greg DeLong in triple coverage.

Hold on: On his first carry of the day, rookie running back Jamal Lewis absorbed six hits along the sideline and showed great body control to stay in bounds. It wasn't a perfect day for Lewis, who fumbled for the second time in three days.

Trainer's room: Ray Lewis suffered a bruise on his calf after getting stepped on by an offensive lineman but did not miss any practice time. Defensive tackle Sam Adams has a neck injury and is day-to-day. Defensive back Corby Jones pulled his hamstring and is also day-to-day.

Quotable: "We're looking around like I hope tomorrow it's not me." -Flanker Brandon Stokley on receivers Patrick Johnson and Kendrick Nord suffering monthlong injuries.

Today's schedule: Light workout, 8:45-11 a.m.; scrimmage vs. the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field (sold out). Special teams drills at 7 p.m.; seven-on-seven drills at 7:15 p.m.; three 12-play drives for each offense, 7:50 p.m.

Countdown to season opener: 37 days.

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