Camp Update

August 01, 2006|By MIKE PRESTON


Second-year wide receiver Mark Clayton got cornerback Chris McAlister to bite on a fake, and then left McAlister way behind for a 40-yard touchdown catch. Rookie receiver Demetrius Williams has been impressive and very physical. He pushes off well.

First-round draft pick Haloti Ngata showed his athleticism in the morning session when he worked down the line of scrimmage, and then rocked running back Musa Smith.

Quarterback Steve McNair doesn't have dazzling arm strength, but always seems to put the ball where it needs to be. He has it there when the receiver comes out of the break.


The award goes to the punt team. Players jumped offside several times in the morning session, enough to slightly irritate several coaches.


Head coach Brian Billick has been short with the media, but that's OK. He still has a good sense of humor, and stays on message, which is exactly what he has been ordered to do. The club has asked Billick to be more focused on the team and less on other issues that don't affect the Ravens on the field. INJURIES

Running back Jamal Lewis (hip flexor) did not practice in the morning, but was on the field in the afternoon. Other players who did not practice were receiver Clarence Moore (hernia), running back Cory Ross (hamstring) and tight end Bobby Blizzard (lower back). Offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden did not practice because of a death in his family. Second-year player Adam Terry started for Ogden. SCHEDULE

The full team practices 8:15 a.m.-10:35 a.m. and special teams practice 3 p.m.-4p.m.



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