Coffee Companion -- 8/2

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.

Running it back:


Frank Walker is on the Ravens' radar. ... Jared Gaither's absence from Ravens training camp is a mystery. ... The Orioles lost to the Royals in Juan Samuel's final game as manager. ... Brian Roberts is heating up.

Los links!!!:


1. Will the third year be a charm for Ravens QB Joe Flacco? [Baltimore Sun]

2. Terrence Cody's and Albert Haynesworth's weight issues aren't funny [CBS Sports]

3. Scouting Steelers camp [ESPN]

4. A look at new Ravens WR Anquan Boldin [Baltimore Sports Report]

5. More Boldin (sick of this guy yet?) [USA Today]

6. Donte Stallworth is trying to move on with his life [AP]

7. Samuel: "It was nothing but a good experience" [Orioles Insider]

8. Will Ohman has been energized by his trade to the Marlins [Miami Herald]


9. Karl Ravech thinks Ty Wigginton and Kevin Millwood could still be moved [ESPN]

You said it:

"Unfortunately, we all know that Frank Walker is on a plane for Baltimore as we speak. Anyway we can close BWI?" -- PSURavens on the Ravens' plans to replace Domonique Foxworth

Today's water cooler question (your response could be published in b):

What has been the biggest setback for the 2010 Ravens so far?

Video of the morning:


You might have already seen this cleverly-edited montage of press footage, but it's pretty amusing (there are a couple instances of athlete profanity, so you've been warned)

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