A day before the free-agent market officially opens and just hours after learning that Kelechi Osemele was unofficially headed to the Oakland Raiders on a record-breaking contract, the Ravens reached a tentative agreement with tight end Benjamin Watson on a two-year deal. The 12-year veteran had 74 catches for 825 yards and six touchdowns last year for the New Orleans Saints.
Cam Newton brings an added dimension to the quarterback position. There have been signal-callers — like Steve Young, Fran Tarkenton and Steve McNair — who ran out of necessity, and others, like Seattle's Russell Wilson, who took it further with some designed runs. But Newton is a threat as both a passer and runner, and unlike the others, he just doesn't give a damn who he has to fly over to win the championship.
Last Saturday's 31-17 setback at No. 7 Williams & Mary would seem to have been a crippling blow to the Tigers' bid for an at-large berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. But Towson, which is 4-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association, is still holding onto that hope and could further bolster its case with a victory over the visiting Rams, who are 1-6 in the conference.
North Carolina A&T gets the go-ahead basket from guard Richard Pauk with five seconds left to beat Morgan State, 68-67, in overtime Saturday night and send the Bears to their first loss in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
An even-tempered wrestler, McDonogh's Jack Clark has twice won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and private schools state tournaments, as well as a National Preps crown after having been a runner-up the past two years.