Notes and Quotes (Wednesday)

TRAINING ROOM: Center Mike Flynn was cleared to practice by doctors after they examined X-rays of the collarbone he broke in August, but remains unlikely to play Sunday. <br><br> He's listed as doubtful on the injury report along with tight end Todd Heap, who's also a major question mark with a sprained ankle. A doubtful listing connotes a 25-percent chance of availability.

Both starters are expected to be return Oct. 31 against Philadelphia.

"We'll see how it goes during the week and I'll probably rotate in there," Flynn said after practice.

Heap didn't practice and ran on his own.

Wide receiver Travis Taylor (groin) practiced without incident and is listed as questionable. He's expected to start Sunday. Fullback Ovie Mughelli is questionable with a hamstring strain.

Quarterback Anthony Wright, who underwent off-season shoulder surgery and is on the physically unable to perform list, said his throwing sessions have gone well and expects to return to practice next week. Kordell Stewart will eventually become the third-stringer when Wright is completely healthy.

For the Bills, rookie quarterback J.P. Losman (leg) and cornerback Troy Vincent (knee) are out. Center Trey Teague (knee) is doubtful. Running back Travis Henry (foot) is questionable along with safety Lawyer Milloy (forearm).

Offensive tackle Jonas Jennings (ankle) is listed as probable.

BISCIOTTI ON THE MEND: Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti underwent disc surgery last week and attended practice Wednesday wearing a neck brace. "I feel much better," Bisciotti said while giving Art Modell, who retains 1 percent ownership, and Modell's wife, Pat, a tour of the new $31 million training complex.

Modell has an office next to Bisciotti's, and will have an oil painting of his likeness featured in the under-construction main lobby.

ABOVE AND BEYOND: When equipment manager Ed Carroll arrived at the new facility, the washers and dryer weren't quite ready. So, he improvised.

The Westminster resident used $200 in quarters at the laundry mat to clean the players' practice gear after practice Sunday and Monday.

SYBIL RETURNS: Hefty defensive tackle Sam Adams was nicknamed 'Sybil," when he played in Baltimore because of his moody personality. The 6-foot-4, 335-pound lineman has continued that nasty streak in Buffalo.

Adams twice tossed his helmet in disgust on the sideline after being benched for Ron Edwards in the second half of last week's win over the Miami Dolphins.

Adams argued with defensive line coach Tim Krumrie and defensive coordinator Jerry Gray, and refused to come off the field initially when his replacement was sent into the defensive huddle.

BENEFICIAL BYE: After a bye, NFL teams combined for a 19-13 mark last season. Since 1990, teams have gone 233-221 after bye weeks.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times and ravensinsider.com


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