Running back Lee Suggs and safety
Sean Jones will get increased playing time in the final game of the
season Sunday, Romeo Crennel said in his Thursday press conference.
It has been a very
disappointing season for both players. Jones, a 2004 second-round draft
choice who missed all last year recovering from knee surgery, has just
one tackle from scrimmage. Suggs, who finished 2004 with three straight
100-yard games, has six carries for nine yards this season.
might try to take a look at (Jones) if the situation is right, maybe try
to give him a series or two to see how he does on defense," Crennel
said. "I know he's been playing on special teams, and he's been doing a
good job there. He's been hustling and his attitude has been good all
year, so I might try to get him a series or two on defense.
Suggs is another guy. He's been playing on special teams. I might give
him a series to see what he can do with it. Those are the two main guys
that I'm considering."
THE DOCTOR - Chaun Thompson is still wearing a cast on his left wrist.
He fractured a bone in it in August of 2004 and it still has not healed
blood supply and the blood flow into that wrist area are somewhat
minimal," Crennel said. "There was a piece of a bone in there that was
taking a long time (to heal). I think it's gotten better because of the
fact that he's had the cast on.
the season is over, they're going to take a real good look at it and
determine if they need to go in and do something or if it's healed
enough so that maybe he can get to the point where he can play without
Thompson has 93 tackles, good for third on the team.
FOR LEWIS - Crennel doesn't want to hear about Ravens running back Jamal Lewis being worn out or over the hill. Lewis has rushed for 817 yards
and three touchdowns on 249 carries. He has had only two 100-yard games
still has pretty good ability," Crennel said. "I don't think we should
write him off because he still runs hard. He still breaks tackles. Why
he's not gaining 200 yards a game, maybe guys are loading up on him a
little bit more and realizing that he used to do that and they don't
want him to do that again.
his experience over the past year has something to do with it (prison,
ankle surgery). I'm not exactly sure, but the guy still has ability. It
looks like he's beginning to come on just a little bit."
REPORT - Orpheus Roye (knee), Ray Mickens (groin) and Cosey Coleman
(knee) were limited in practice but all three are expected to play
against the Ravens.