The Ravens have entered contract negotiations with defensive lineman Sam Adams and linebacker Peter Boulware, according to team sources. The players' agent, Roosevelt Barnes, met with team officials in Westminster early Saturday before flying home to Indiana in the afternoon.
Barnes had been in town since Tuesday to work out linebacker Ray Lewis'
Team senior vice president of football operations Ozzie Newsome said he
didn't know how long the talks would take.
If Adams is signed, he'd move to left defensive end in Baltimore's new 3-4
scheme, said defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. In the new system, he'd line
up over the guard the same way he did in the 4-3. Kelly Gregg would remain at
Adams' signing would move rookie second round pick Anthony Weaver to a backup, but he'd remain heavily involved in a rotation.
This news came as the Ravens wrapped up their second day of intrasquad scrimmaging. The camp sleeper awards go to tight end John Jones and rookie free agent wideout Randy Hymes.
Jones started in place of tight end Todd Heap both days, and caught the ball very well – adding to his reputation as a blocking tight end.
Hymes has been Mr. Electric for the Ravens during camp, making highlight reel grabs everyday. He had a great jumpball touchdown on Friday and a clutch 20 yard reception on Saturday.