Ameer Abdullah could have easily made a left turn for the sideline. In his first game back from January shoulder surgery, that might have been the wise thing to do.

If not out of bounds, Abdullah could have tried one of his patented stutter-steps, something like the move he shook Eric Weddle with on his first career carry last year.

But with Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith a few yards in front of him and a wall of defenders to his right, Abdullah lowered his head and lined up Smith to finish off an 11-yard gain in what likely was his last official carry of the preseason.

“I was just testing out some new things I put in the arsenal," Abdullah said Tuesday.