The 6-foot-7, 350-pound Brown had his sights set on the likes of Pro Bowl linebacker LaVar Arrington or defensive lineman Renaldo Wynn. "The guys I was playing against were like babies, three-year and two-year guys," said Brown, who arranged for Bob Headen, his coach at Washington's H.D. Woodson High School, to attend the game along with family and friends. "I know what I can do against them. "I like to play against veteran guys, more competition. It felt good to be back, though." Asked what he was thinking when he lined up across from Cecere, Brown, who dwarfed the Redskins' free agent by four inches and almost 100 pounds, said: "I'm going to blow him off the ball."
CUTDOWN DATE: The Ravens have to trim their roster by roughly 20 players to get down to the league limit of 65 players. Many of the decisions have already been determined, though, in personnel meetings. This rough outing didn't help matters. "We have to make some evaluations," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "That's about all we have is, 'How did this guy do individually?' because we've got to make some cuts. For some individuals in particular, it's unfortunate."
MEDICAL UPDATE: The Ravens didn't report any serious injuries. Quarterback Chris Redman having a gash opened on his chin was the most notable one. However, receiver Milton Wynn, who missed the game after complaining of back pain and numbness in his legs last week, said a spine specialist determined that he has damaged a vertebrae. "It's not fractured, thank God," Wynn said. "It could take six to 12 weeks to heal, but I might be able to play before that. For now, they don't want me taking any contact. This is the only back I've got."
RUSTY: In making his return from a hyperextended knee, return specialist Lamont Brightful appeared to be out of sync in his first preseason game. He fumbled away his first punt and finished with 17 yards on five returns. "I kind took my eyes off the ball for a second and it cost me," Brightful said. "I got more comfortable after that one."
QUICK HITS: Running back Chester Taylor caught five passes for 40 yards. Randy Hymes caught four passes for 43 yards and tight end Terry Jones caught four passes for 30 yards. Marc Lester had his most productive game yet with two receptions for 51 yards. … Veteran wideout Marcus Robinson has been starting in Frank Sanders' absence, but didn't catch a pass for the second consecutive week. … Kelly Gregg and Anthony Mitchell recovered fumbles and Will Demps intercepted a pass. … Rookie Derrick Frost, playing for an injured Dave Zastudil, had eight punts for a 40.1 average.
Aaron Wilson writes for The Carroll County Times