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Friday, July 06, 2007

Lawrence Wilson invited to Baltimore Ravens Summer Camp

Former Farrington and UH player, defensive tackle Lawrence Wilson, has earned a chance to stick with the Baltimore Ravens. He returned last week from extended free-agent camp with an invitation to rejoin the Ravens at their preseason training camp July 29.

Wilson is competing with fourth-year player Dwan Edwards and fellow rookie free agent Andrew Powell for a roster spot. Last year's first-round draft pick, Haloti Ngata, starts at nose guard.

"They're working me at defensive tackle and nose guard," Wilson said. "They already had some cuts, so I'm thinking I have a good chance of at least making the practice squad."

The 6-foot, 296-pound Wilson was the strongest UH player last year, benching more than 500 pounds.

"Over there is different. It's not about lifting heavy stuff. They don't really care about how much you lift -- it's about what you can do (on the field)," Wilson said. " You have to learn fast and be ready at all times."

Especially with All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis captaining the NFL's stingiest defense.

"He's a really cool guy, down-to-earth," Wilson said. "Tries to help you out. But once you step on that field, he's a different dude."

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