The not-yet-official release of veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason opened the possibility of the Ravens making a play for one of the bigger-named wideouts on the free-agent market. Mason is in the twilight of his career, but his ego has shown no signs of decline. As we saw last season, there are only so many balls to go around, and when they aren¿t going to Mason's side of the field, he will freely voice his displeasure.
The Orioles ultimately landed the player they wanted with the fourth overall pick in Monday night's amateur draft, selecting right-hander Dylan Bundy form Owasso High in Oklahoma. ... Brian Matusz allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings and was backed by a flawless night from the bullpen in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Athletics. After the game, Matusz said that he is not worried about his decreased velocity. ... Chris Jakubauskas will start Tuesday night's game against the Athletics at Camden Yards. ... Navy continues to be interested in Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman. ... Baltimore native Josh Selby sat on the sidelines during predraft workouts for the Wizards.
NFL Network continues to reveal its list of the top 100 players in the NFL for 2011, which is determined by a player poll. NFL.com recently released a sneak preview of Terrell Owens hyping up Reed for the list, and the outspoken wideout said Reed is one of the best safeties in the game and a Hall-of-Famer.