Camp update


August 03, 2005|By Mike Preston

Who's No. 1?: The question of the day is whether No. 2 quarterback Anthony Wright would have thrown more interceptions than starter Kyle Boller if he had been given more repetitions in practice. Boller was intercepted four times, and Wright was picked off twice. Safety Ed Reed, who had two picks, looked more like a receiver than Derrick Mason.

Slim fast: Backup offensive tackle Tony Pashos weighed between 350 and 360 pounds last year depending on if he stepped on a scale after a meal. Pashos now weighs 311 and worked out four times a day during the offseason. His foot speed has improved dramatically.

Houdini award: Rookie fullback Justin Green had a tough lesson yesterday morning. On two straight plays, he had to pass-block linebackers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs. He never got a pad on either one. He was still searching for both players at the end of practice.

Quotable: "The good news is my team intercepted them. The bad news is my team threw them." - coach Brian Billick, after a six-interception morning practice

Camp Powder Puff: Staying true to his word, Billick has given veterans time off from practice. Right offensive tackle Orlando Brown didn't practice Monday afternoon, and nickel back Deion Sanders took off yesterday morning.

Injuries: Tight end Todd Heap (ankle and shoulder), running back Musa Smith (leg) and defensive end/outside linebacker Dan Cody did not practice. Receiver Clarence Moore left practice early because of an undisclosed illness.

Today's schedule: Morning session is from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Afternoon session has been moved to Owings Mills complex and is closed to the public.

Countdown to season opener: 39 days.

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