Changes In Baltimore To Reflect New Owner

In what could be deemed a change of approach in Baltimore, players with questionable character issues are being evaluated closely by the organization under new owner, Steve Biscotti.

While the team remains supportive of running back Jamal Lewis and defensive back Corey Fuller as the two player's battle legal issues, a line in the sand may have been drawn in Baltimore.

Indications coming from sources within the organization are the team decision makers are taking a wait and see approach in regards to Fuller and Lewis. Stopping short of suggesting the team would part company with either player, it was suggested if the legal issues prove negative to either player, the team may act accordingly.

Additionally, this falls in line with the recent non-commitment of the team towards cornerback Chris McAlister. Generally believed the team and McAlister would agree to a long-term contract in the off-season has not materialized and at the present time talks are not ongoing.

Outside linebacker / defensive end Peter Boulware is progressing nicely from surgery to repair an injured knee. At the present time the Ravens, nor Boulware know when he will be able to compete, but the team has high hopes that the All-Pro pass rusher will be on the field by late training camp.

Recently acquired wide receiver has gained a good rapport with his teammates during the off-season conditioning and practice sessions. Johnson, almost guaranteed a starter for the wide receiver deficient Ravens is a solid fit into the Baltimore scheme under head coach Brian Billick and Matt Cavanaugh.

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