The Indianapolis Colts have not given Johnny Unitas' number to some guy named Kole Heckendorf. ... A day after practicing on a limited basis, Lee Evans, Ben Grubbs and Tom Zbikowski did not participate on Thursday. ... David Reed has been practicing and could play Sunday. ... Due to those enhanced security measures, the Ravens are asking fans to arrive early for Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium. ... The Orioles are making moves in their search for a new general manager. ... As many as five freshman could start for the Maryland football team on Saturday. ... The Capitals beat the Penguins in overtime.
The Ravens are wary of the Texans even though two of their best players are sidelined. ... The Ravens are anxious to see how Derrick Mason fits in with the Texans on Sunday. ... Michael Oher's little brother, Sean Tuohy Jr., got a basketball scholarship at Loyola University. ... Patricia Modell, a former actress and the wife of former Ravens owner Art Modell, died on Wednesday. ... Orioles director of amateur scouting Joe Jordan is leaving the organization to become Philadelphia's director of player development. ... The Orioles have put together a list of GM candidates. ... Mark Turgeon is happy to have freshman Nick Faust, a City graduate, in a Maryland uniform. ... Randy Edsall still won't name a starting quarterback for Saturday.
Ray Lewis and Ed Reed have not expressed a desire to retire. ... Lee Evans, who didn't have a catch in his Ravens debut Sunday, missed Wednesday's practice as he continues to be hobbled by a sore left ankle. ... Chris Carr saw a specialist in Texas this week to get another opinion on his injured hamstring. ... Jeremy Guthrie delivered one of his strongest performances of the year and the Orioles slammed three home runs in a 6-2 victory over the Rays on Wednesday night. ... Brian Matusz could pitch again this season.
As if a fourth preseason game that featured few Ravens starters could get any less compelling, any intrigue for this one was sent to the locker room midway through the first quarter when rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor injured his shoulder.
Despite a solid showing against the Chiefs, the Ravens have plenty of wrinkles to iron out before the Steelers come to town in Week 1. Here are five storylines to watch when the Ravens take on the Redskins.
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