April 20, 1997
Peter Boulware, DERound: 1st, 4th pick overallSize: 6 feet 4, 255 poundsSchool: Florida StateHometown: Columbia, S.C.Career statistics: 151 tackles, 32 sacksQuote: "You need players who can run, change direction and take down the other team's quarterback. We got that." -- Marvin Lewis, Ravens defensive coordinatorJamie Sharper, LBRound: 1st, 34th pick overallSize: 6 feet 2, 240 poundsSchool: VirginiaHometown: Richmond, Va.Career statistics: 495 tackles, school recordQuote: "He's a guy we might have picked in the first round."
August 1, 1998
Errict RhettPosition: Running backHeight: 5-11Weight: 211Age: 27College: FloridaYear: 5thHighlights: Traded to Ravens from Tampa Bay for a third-round draft choice in 1999. Competing for starting running-back job with Jay Graham. Rhett ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Buccaneers, earning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1994. He rushed for a career-high 1,207 yards in 1995. Lost his starting job to Warrick Dunn last year and appeared in 11 games, running for 91 yards on 31 carries.
January 5, 1999
A Baltimore Circuit judge approved the sale yesterday of the financially insolvent Columbus Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to the University System of Maryland for $650,000.Approving the deal in a brief two-page order, Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan overruled an objection to the sale filed by J. Stanley Heuisler, the former head of the marine biotechnology facility, who complained in court papers that the purchase price was too low.John Lippincott, associate vice chancellor of the university, said he was pleased by the decision.
November 23, 1997
Ravens run offense vs. Cardinals run defenseThe Ravens' running game has responded well in the past couple of weeks, and the offensive line has been able to knock people off the ball. But rookie Jay Graham has to prove he can play on the NFL level every week, and the Cardinals could be tough if left tackle Eric Swann plays despite a hamstring injury.Edge -- RAVENSRavens pass offense vs. Cardinals pass defenseIn the beginning of the season, the Ravens might have had an edge, but not now. There seems to be timing and communication problems between the receivers and quarterback.
September 15, 1997
Running backsRookie Jay Graham wasn't much of a factor, and the Giants outfoxed the Ravens' offensive line. Veteran Earnest Byner was huge down the stretch. -- CQuarterbackVinny Testaverde delivered in crunch time and played despite pain in the thumb on his throwing hand. But he still needs to run instead of trying to force passes under pressure, and throw out of bounds when he is forced out of the pocket.-- CReceiversTight end Eric Green was a major force, along with receivers Michael Jackson and Derrick Alexander.