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“He’s just a baller,” Sanchez said of Kerley. “There’s always one big surprise at camp and for a guy that didn’t know much of the playbook coming in, he’s picked it up very fast.”

Mason briefly retired before training camp two years ago, but returned and appeared rejuvenated. He caught 73 passes _ the eighth time in his career he had at least that many receptions _ and posted his eighth 1,000-yard receiving season. Mason was solid again last season, and Burress said Thursday he’d be excited to have another former Michigan State star as a teammate.

“I love D-Mase,” Burress said. “He’s a Pro Bowl receiver, had a lot of success in this league. He’s been consistent since Day 1 that he stepped in here. If he does come here, it would be great. I would love to have him. It would be another Spartan in the building. I welcome all Spartans.”


AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg in Baltimore contributed to this report.