Ravens expect R. Lewis to attend passing camp

He missed minicamp

Allen not likely to be re-signed

May 14, 2002|By Brent Jones | Brent Jones,SUN STAFF

The Ravens are expecting linebacker Ray Lewis to participate in next week's passing camp, coach Brian Billick said.

Lewis missed last month's minicamp because of a previous business engagement in Atlanta, though there was speculation that he skipped the workouts because of his contract situation.

The Ravens are attempting to restructure the contracts of Lewis and linebacker Peter Boulware. Both parties would like to have a deal in place by the end of this month but negotiations have been moving at a slow pace. Lewis has two years remaining on his contract, Boulware one.

Lewis was in Baltimore over the weekend, hosting a bowling tournament Friday night and a cocktail party the night before, which raised an estimated $100,000 for his foundation that benefits disadvantaged children.

In other news, contrary to reports, the Ravens are not leaning toward re-signing running back Terry Allen. Allen, 34, led the Ravens with 658 rushing yards last season.

"He's probably at that point in his career where we'd have to see what other options are there, particularly those that might present more of a long-term possibility," Billick said. "We'd love to have Terry's character and professionalism here for those young guys, but it might be prudent to go with a little bit younger an athlete."

NOTES: Ravens kicker Matt Stover will host a camp June 24-26 for grades 7-12 in Carroll County. Information, call 410-861-3000. ... Billick and Ozzie Newsome, Ravens senior vice president of football operations, will be at league meetings in Houston most of this week.

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