Sidelined since May when a slide into first base triggered a second set of concussion symptoms, Roberts' baseball future remains uncertain . On Friday morning, Roberts took part in pre-workout activities with his teammates at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex, an act that was undecided until 24 hours earlier.
Nick Markakis took part in the Orioles' first full-squad workout, though the team limited his activity. The Orioles right fielder said he's "maybe a little ahead of schedule" in his recovery from abdominal surgery.
Brian Roberts said he had just experienced his first pain-free two weeks since the concussion. Friends were telling him he looks completely different from the way he did as recently as September. He and his doctors say he'll be recovered by spring and in the Oriole lineup for 2012.
The Ravens hope to emerge from their bye week healthy. ... Despite injuries, the Ravens secondary has gotten the job done. ... Orlando Brown might not have known he had the diabetic complication that took his life last month. His funeral was held on Friday morning. ... Maryland linebacker Kenny Tate is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech. ... The Tigers knocked the Yankees out of the playoffs.
For some Terps football players, the transition to new coach Randy Edsall has been "rough." ... Fans who look closely at Maryland's sideline may be puzzled by seeing Regis Philbin and Scott Van Pelt on the cards held up by team managers. ... The Ravens on Tuesdnaysigned former Cowboys cornerback Bryan McCann to a two-year deal. ... There's a chance that Andy MacPhail could stay on as Orioles president of baseball operations in 2012. ... Navy kicker Jon Teague is trying to move on from his blocked extra point in overtime on Saturday.