The Washington Times - August 19, 2008, 08:52PM

Maryland nearly had enough players in green jerseys today to field a baseball team.

Toss in a couple in black shirts and there would be a very short bench.


Meanwhile, I’m not sure there’s enough people in the union to fill out an infield.

So besides enjoying the solitude of union without those meddling kids (and their dog, too), it makes sense to offer the rundown of the news/updates of the day.

* Safety and special teamer Drew Robinson dislocated a shoulder.

* Defensive tackle Dean Muhtadi (shoulder) was back at practice in a black jersey. Guard Jaimie Thomas (muscle spasm) was also back.

* From the sounds of things, here is each starter on the offensive line and his backup if he needs a breather: LT Scott Burley (Bruce Campbell); LG Jaimie Thomas (Lamar Young); C Edwin Williams (Phil Costa); RG Phil Costa (Jack Griffin); RT Dane Randolph (Jack Griffin).

* Ralph might not bother scrimmaging on Thursday. Injuries are a concern, for sure. He mentioned a veteran team probably not needing it, either. As a bonus, it would not offer additional reason to second-guess his quarterback choice. That’s the cynic in me (which is a very big part of me, admittedly) talking, but avoiding injuries and an opening for questions on an already-made decision are two good reasons to jettison a third scrimmage.

* Morgan Green is still in a green jersey, and Ralph is ever more frustrated with the sophomore tailback and his lingering quadriceps injury. Might want to knock him down a few spots in your fantasy drafts, because it doesn’t sound like he will be much of a factor in the first week against Delaware.

* Linebacker Ben Pooler is nursing a hamstring injury, which has meant even more time for Chase Bullock and Dave Philistin at middle linebacker. Those two are splitting reps at weak-side linebacker as well.

* Richard Taylor was back in a green jersey after his medical scare on Monday. More from the fifth-year senior to come at some point before we hear from Ralph again tomorrow morning.

—- Patrick Stevens