Former Maryland running back Keon Lattimore hasn’t had an NFL tryout in more than year and he has made stops in Trenton, N.J. and Chambersburg, Pa. in his quest to finally crack an NFL roster. His latest stop was in Owings Mills -- minutes away from his house -- for Saturday’s NFL regional combine at
Lattimore, the younger half-brother of Ravens linebacker
Instead, he was hoping to earn a tryout or a spot on a training camp roster with an impressive workout or two.
He has tried to keep his body in football shape and his NFL dreams alive by playing with the Trenton Steel of the Southern Indoor Football League and more recently the Chambersburg
"[Arena football is] fun. It's football. But it's not like outdoor, man. It's not like the big leagues," Lattimore said before Saturday's workout. "I just wanted to do something -- keep playing, keep perfecting my craft -- where I wasn't just sitting around, waiting around, [so] when the opportunity finally did come, I would be ready."
Lewis has given him dieting tips, pointers on his game, and advice and inspiration whenever the brothers work out together. Lattimore said that he has been in Ray's shadow his entire life -- not that he minds it -- but his brother is his biggest fan. They have intense conversations about their futures in the game, and with Lewis, 36, seemingly in the twilight of his career, Lattimore has seen no signs that Lewis plans to retire from the Ravens anytime soon.