Ravens J. Lewis cleared to travel to Maryland

J. LEWIS UPDATE: Team officials expect running back Jamal Lewis to arrive in Baltimore either Sunday night or Monday morning after being cleared by probation officials to leave the U.S. Northern District of Georgia.

Lewis is required to meet with a Maryland probation officer Monday after serving two months in an Atlanta halfway house after being jailed for four months for a federal drug crime.

Lewis will be eased back into a football environment for the first time in seven months and is likely to join his teammates Monday night. Whether or not, Lewis is placed on the physically unable to perform list will depend on the results of his physical that's scheduled for Monday.

TRAINING ROOM: Nickel back Dale Carter bruised his right quadriceps, but Billick indicated that the injury wasn't serious.

"I think he just bruised his knee up," Billick said. "We'll know more Sunday."

Kelly Gregg (elbow), Dan Cody (knee), Todd Heap (ankle, shoulder), B.J. Sams (hamstring) and Gary Gibson (foot) didn't play.

NEW VENUE: After years of tradition at McDaniel College, the Ravens moved their scrimmage downtown to accommodate more fans. There was major gridlock around Scott S. Bair Stadium after the scrimmage last year, prompting the move.

"We loved it up there in Westminster," Billick said, "but I know our fans didn't like it before and after the game because it was so tough to get out of there."

The scrimmage drew 35,517 at M&T Bank Stadium, including 4,500 walk-up sales with proceeds going to the Ravens' charitable foundation.

QUICK HITS: Derek Anderson completed all three of his passes for 27 yards, and it's clear he'll be the third quarterback despite footwork struggles that tripped him up on two consecutive plays. Undrafted rookie Darian Durant received no snaps in the scrimmage after going 0-for-4 with an interception in 7-on-7 drills. … Rookie Alex Haynes led the Ravens with 18 rushing yards on three carries. … Clarence Moore caught two passes for 55 yards and Randy Hymes caught three for 22 yards with tight end Daniel Wilcox catching a 20-yard pass. … Derrick Mason didn't catch a pass in his debut. … Ray Lewis intercepted a Patrick Ramsey pass in 7-on-7 work, as did new cornerback Samari Rolle.

In addition to being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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