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Ravens contingent to attend McNair services

In addition to veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason representing the Baltimore Ravens organization as a speaker at tonight’s memorial service for the late Steve McNair in Nashville, a contingent of Ravens are scheduled to attend Saturday’s funeral for the former Titans and Ravens quarterback.

General Manager Ozzie Newsome, middle linebacker Ray Lewis, free safety Ed Reed, cornerback Samari Rolle, director of security Darren Sanders and assistant equipment manager William Sheridan, who was a close friend of McNair and his family, will be attending the funeral in Mississippi, the team announced today.

Mason and Rolle played with McNair in Tennessee and Baltimore.

The funeral will be held in Hattiesburg, Miss., on the University of Southern Mississippi campus at 11 a.m. The funeral will be open to the media, according to the school’s public relations department.