Ravens re-sign McKie

Browns cut ex-Terp Barton

Terps women's lacrosse, last year's champs, voted No. 1

February 11, 2011|By Sports Digest

Pro Football

Ravens re-sign McKie; Browns cut ex-Terp Barton

The Ravens re-signed fullback Jason McKie on Thursday, according to the team's website. McKie, 5 feet 11, 247 pounds, was signed in December after fullback Le'Ron McClain was injured, but was waived to make room for offensive lineman Bryan Mattison before the AFC divisional game against the Pittsburgh Steelers last month. He was an undrafted free agent in 2002 out of Temple and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was on the practice squad, and then with the Dallas Cowboys before joining the Chicago Bears in 2003. Cut by the Bears, he signed with the New Orleans Saints and played in three preseason games before being released in September.

Browns: Cleveland released veteran linebacker Eric Barton (Maryland), who had 66 tackles last season, his second in Cleveland and ninth in the NFL.

Lions: Cornerback Eric King (McDonogh) was released, according to the Detroit Free Press. King signed with the team before the 2009 season and was released last September. He returned to the Lions after being claimed off waivers from Cleveland in December.

Redskins: The team is making plans to move its training camp from its Ashburn, Va., headquarters this summer, most likely to a location at or near George Mason, three sources with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Post. It would be the first time since 2002 that the team holds camp away from Redskins Park. The sources said the Redskins have made arrangements to take over The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in Fairfax, Va., for the month of August, and they have held preliminary discussions about using George Mason's campus for training camp. When reached for comment by the Post, Redskins senior vice president Tony Wyllie said only, "We're exploring our options."

United Football League: Las Vegas Locomotives coach Jim Fassel, the Ravens' offensive coordinator from 2004 to 2006, was named team president.

Colleges

Terps women's lacrosse, last year's champs, voted No. 1

Maryland, last year's national champion, was voted No. 1 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association preseason poll. The Terps received 19 of 20 first-place votes. The team they defeated for the national title, Northwestern, was voted No. 2. The Wildcats had won the previous five national championships. Loyola was voted No. 12, its highest preseason ranking in six years.

More women's lacrosse: Salisbury was voted No. 1 in the IWLCA Division III preseason poll after winning the national championship last season.

Men's soccer: UMBC signed three local players to national letters of intent. Zach Wenger (Calvert Hall) will be joined by Perry Hall teammates Joe Glos and Nick Liberto. Wenger and Liberto are fullback-midfielders, and Glos is a forward-midfielder. Glos and Liberto were named to The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro second team last season.

Women's basketball: Host Towson (8-15, 2-10 Colonial Athletic Association) failed to protect a halftime lead and fell, 64-52, to Delaware (14-9, 7-5). Elena Delle Donne scored 21 points for the Blue Hens. Simona Petronyte had 12 points and five rebounds for the Tigers; Sheree Ledbetter added 11 points and seven rebounds. … Lakisha Walker went 2-for-2 from the foul line with six seconds left to protect the lead as visiting Bowie State (13-8, 9-5 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) won, 55-51, over Elizabeth City State (16-8, 9-5). Teaunsha Robinson led the Bulldogs with 15 points.

Men's basketball: Visiting Bowie State (18-4, 12-2 CIAA) lost, 77-52, to Elizabeth City State (14-8, 8-6). Byron Westmorland had 16 points for the Bulldogs.

—From Sun staff and news services

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