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By Mike Preston | March 1, 1996
Because of an editing error, the Baltimore NFL team official going to New York to discuss name possibilities with NFL Properties was incorrectly identified in yesterday's editions. David Modell represented the Baltimore team.The Sun regrets the error.Baltimore owner Art Modell is expected to fly to New York today to apprise NFL Properties officials of meetings he has had the past week with focus groups about a name for his NFL team.Modell said he will meet with key members of his organization next week for more discussions on a name.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1998
Maybe the real Roosevelt Potts is starting to surface.The one that once pile-drived the opposition into the turf as a lead blocker for the Indianapolis Colts in the early 1990s. The one that had a career-high 26 catches out of the backfield for the Colts in 1994, with a 9.7-yards-per-catch average. The Potts that gained 711 yards rushing in 1993.Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves."I think the Cincinnati game was my turning point," Potts said. "Now it's just a matter of going out and doing it every week."
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1997
While Ravens running back coach Al Lavan heaped praise on rookie Jay Graham, the Ravens' third-round draft pick downplayed his NFL debut, saying he would rather review the game tape before rendering an opinion.To the naked eye, Graham did plenty in last night's preseason-opening, 21-20 loss to the New York Giants.He bounced off tacklers inside; he broke sharply outside into the open field; he set up blocks effectively; he showed impressive speed dashing through some gaping holes. In all, Graham led all rushers with 58 yards on 14 carries, ran for a touchdown, caught one pass for 20 yards, and generally looked pretty comfortable as veteran Bam Morris' backup.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1998
Right down to the abnormally wide thighs, Ravens rookie running back Roddrick Newhouse looks just like his father.Robert Newhouse fashioned a productive career with the Dallas Cowboys from 1972 to 1983, rushing for 4,784 yards, adding another 956 receiving yards, and totaling 36 touchdowns. During his last four seasons, Newhouse was coached by none other than Al Lavan, who now coaches running backs with the Ravens."It seemed like only yesterday that I was coaching Robert," Lavan said.Meet Roddrick, a 5-foot-10, 205-pound product of Rice University, where he played fullback, running back and H-back.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1996
It will be halfback by committee for the Ravens this season.It's not exactly what the coaching staff had in mind, but none of the three halfbacks on the roster created any distance from the others during the preseason."
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By Mike Preston and Danielle Rumore and Mike Preston and Danielle Rumore,SUN STAFF | August 16, 1997
PHILADELPHIA -- The Ravens enter tonight's third preseason game at Veterans Stadium against the Philadelphia Eagles nursing a variety of injuries, and also trying to fill a pressing need of finding a starting fullback.Defensive starters Stevon Moore (knee), a safety, and defensive end Michael McCrary (knee) Lee will not play along with rookie running back Jay Graham (knee). Tight end Eric Green (knee), offensive tackle Orlando Brown (ankle) and defensive end Rob Burnett (ankle) are questionable.
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By John Eisenberg | July 25, 1996
We know who isn't going to run with the ball for the Ravens.Lawrence Phillips isn't.Nor are Leeland McElroy and Karim Abdul-Jabbar.Those were the three backs the Ravens didn't take in the first round of the 1996 draft.They took a lineman and linebacker instead, implying that they were satisfied with their runners.They made the right move in passing on Phillips, who slept through his final minicamp session with the Rams and later was arrested on a drunk-driving charge. Who needs that?But the Ravens still left themselves in a vulnerable position by not adding a runner.
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By Mike Preston and Gary Lambrecht and Mike Preston and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1997
Rockwall County (Texas) District Attorney Ray Sumrow is expected to introduce a motion to amend the second-degree assault charges filed by a woman last week to two other conditions that Ravens running back Bam Morris allegedly violated under the terms of his probation.Morris, 25, left Baltimore yesterday morning and will appear before District Court Judge Sue Pirtle at 1 p.m today. According to Keith Wheeler, Morris' attorney, the motion to amend will probably be presented today at the hearing.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1998
Maybe the real Roosevelt Potts is starting to surface.The one that once pile-drived the opposition into the turf as a lead blocker for the Indianapolis Colts in the early 1990s. The one that had a career-high 26 catches out of the backfield for the Colts in 1994, with a 9.7-yards-per-catch average. The Potts that gained 711 yards rushing in 1993.Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves."I think the Cincinnati game was my turning point," Potts said. "Now it's just a matter of going out and doing it every week."
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1997
Priest Holmes is no preacher, although he has no shortage of faith in himself or God.Holmes grew up in a devout, Christian household in San Antonio, where he took an equal liking to sports and scripture. As a free-agent rookie running back in his second week of minicamp, his mission is to convince the Ravens he deserves a spot on their roster.Holmes is off to an encouraging start. His coaches and teammates talk about his astute, businesslike approach to the game, which blends nicely with his quickness and his compact, 5-foot-9, 205-pound build.
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By Mike Preston and Gary Lambrecht and Mike Preston and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1997
Rockwall County (Texas) District Attorney Ray Sumrow is expected to introduce a motion to amend the second-degree assault charges filed by a woman last week to two other conditions that Ravens running back Bam Morris allegedly violated under the terms of his probation.Morris, 25, left Baltimore yesterday morning and will appear before District Court Judge Sue Pirtle at 1 p.m today. According to Keith Wheeler, Morris' attorney, the motion to amend will probably be presented today at the hearing.
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By Mike Preston and Danielle Rumore and Mike Preston and Danielle Rumore,SUN STAFF | August 16, 1997
PHILADELPHIA -- The Ravens enter tonight's third preseason game at Veterans Stadium against the Philadelphia Eagles nursing a variety of injuries, and also trying to fill a pressing need of finding a starting fullback.Defensive starters Stevon Moore (knee), a safety, and defensive end Michael McCrary (knee) Lee will not play along with rookie running back Jay Graham (knee). Tight end Eric Green (knee), offensive tackle Orlando Brown (ankle) and defensive end Rob Burnett (ankle) are questionable.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1997
While Ravens running back coach Al Lavan heaped praise on rookie Jay Graham, the Ravens' third-round draft pick downplayed his NFL debut, saying he would rather review the game tape before rendering an opinion.To the naked eye, Graham did plenty in last night's preseason-opening, 21-20 loss to the New York Giants.He bounced off tacklers inside; he broke sharply outside into the open field; he set up blocks effectively; he showed impressive speed dashing through some gaping holes. In all, Graham led all rushers with 58 yards on 14 carries, ran for a touchdown, caught one pass for 20 yards, and generally looked pretty comfortable as veteran Bam Morris' backup.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1997
Priest Holmes is no preacher, although he has no shortage of faith in himself or God.Holmes grew up in a devout, Christian household in San Antonio, where he took an equal liking to sports and scripture. As a free-agent rookie running back in his second week of minicamp, his mission is to convince the Ravens he deserves a spot on their roster.Holmes is off to an encouraging start. His coaches and teammates talk about his astute, businesslike approach to the game, which blends nicely with his quickness and his compact, 5-foot-9, 205-pound build.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1996
It became official yesterday: Bam Morris is the feature back in the Ravens' one-back offensive set.Ravens coach Ted Marchibroda made the announcement yesterday after the team's first practice of the week in preparation for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.Morris, 24, will replace Earnest Byner, 34, who rushed for 559 yards on 141 attempts after starting the team's first nine games."We couldn't just throw him in there, especially with the no-huddle, because there was a lot of things to learn," said Marchibroda, who ran some of the two-back set formation, teaming Morris with 6-foot-2, 240-pound fullback Carwell Gardner.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1996
It will be halfback by committee for the Ravens this season.It's not exactly what the coaching staff had in mind, but none of the three halfbacks on the roster created any distance from the others during the preseason."
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1996
It became official yesterday: Bam Morris is the feature back in the Ravens' one-back offensive set.Ravens coach Ted Marchibroda made the announcement yesterday after the team's first practice of the week in preparation for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.Morris, 24, will replace Earnest Byner, 34, who rushed for 559 yards on 141 attempts after starting the team's first nine games."We couldn't just throw him in there, especially with the no-huddle, because there was a lot of things to learn," said Marchibroda, who ran some of the two-back set formation, teaming Morris with 6-foot-2, 240-pound fullback Carwell Gardner.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1996
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. said La-Van Hawkins has quit the board of the Florida fast-food chain and may sell his interest in 43 Checkers' stores.Mr. Hawkins, the owner of the chain's Baltimore outlets, is negotiating to form a new company.Mr. Hawkins, 36, said he is not prepared yet to announce details of the new venture, other than to say he will have major corporate partners, that the venture will be in the fast-food business, and that it could have sales of $1 billion and employ 15,000 to 20,000 African-Americans by the time it reaches its peak.
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By John Eisenberg | July 25, 1996
We know who isn't going to run with the ball for the Ravens.Lawrence Phillips isn't.Nor are Leeland McElroy and Karim Abdul-Jabbar.Those were the three backs the Ravens didn't take in the first round of the 1996 draft.They took a lineman and linebacker instead, implying that they were satisfied with their runners.They made the right move in passing on Phillips, who slept through his final minicamp session with the Rams and later was arrested on a drunk-driving charge. Who needs that?But the Ravens still left themselves in a vulnerable position by not adding a runner.
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By Mike Preston | March 1, 1996
Because of an editing error, the Baltimore NFL team official going to New York to discuss name possibilities with NFL Properties was incorrectly identified in yesterday's editions. David Modell represented the Baltimore team.The Sun regrets the error.Baltimore owner Art Modell is expected to fly to New York today to apprise NFL Properties officials of meetings he has had the past week with focus groups about a name for his NFL team.Modell said he will meet with key members of his organization next week for more discussions on a name.
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