“I think he was, like, No. 54 or something,” Newsome said, laughing. “In our first minicamp, Pepper was still calling the plays and Ray was a good soldier. He was just playing his role, and then we had to do the cap casualty thing with Pepper and a couple of other players. We did that and [first-year defensive coordinator] Marvin [Lewis] said we’re going to put Ray at middle linebacker and let it go.