Good Hands

Ravens

August 09, 2006|By EDWARD LEE

GOOD HANDS

Rookie wide receiver Demetrius Williams showed off the hands that convinced the Ravens to spend a fourth-round draft choice on him. He leaped to snatch a high throw from quarterback Brian St. Pierre before landing in the end zone. Williams juggled another pass and caught it while being dragged down.

WHAT INJURY?

Linebacker Ray Lewis is putting to rest any doubts about the torn hamstring that ended his 2005 season. Lewis almost intercepted Kyle Boller once. On the ensuing play, Lewis turned, sprinted toward a wide-open P.J. Daniels, and broke up another Boller pass. Afterward, Lewis, linebackers Adalius Thomas and Terrell Suggs and defensive end Trevor Pryce completed a series of sideline-to-sideline sprints.

DROPPING OUT

First, rookie tight end Quinn Sypniewski allowed an out pass from Boller to slip through his hands during a two-minute drill. Then, tight end Bobby Blizzard dropped another out pass from St. Pierre.

QUOTABLE

"The key is to get him fresh and feeling good, dealing with the tightness that he has to work through."

Coach Brian Billick on phasing in running back Jamal Lewis with the first-team offense

INJURIES

Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (sprained knee), guard Brian Rimpf (strained hamstring), safety B.J. Ward (migraine), wide receivers Clarence Moore (sports hernia) and Brian Bratton (strained calf), tight end Rob Abiamiri (strained calf) and cornerback David Pittman (strained hamstring) did not practice.

SCHEDULE

Today's practices are 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

DAYS TO OPENER

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