The Ravens didn’t nab a plug-and-play left tackle in the draft.
So what’s the status on who will protect
It’s still fluid, like positions frequently are in the spring.
General Manager Ozzie Newsome was asked whether left tackle is a position the Ravens will look to address in free agency after the draft.
“I don’t know,” he said. “We’ll have somebody lined up at left tackle. Questions like that probably should go to John [Harbaugh], because John determines who plays and who doesn’t play. I just try to get the players to him.”
Harbaugh previously told Newsome that if the season were to start now, second-year tackle
The Ravens drafted Wisconsin’s
Newsome stressed that the starting left tackle doesn’t have to be named now. He pointed to other free agent starters the Ravens picked up at the last minute in years past, including right tackle Willie Anderson and left tackle
“It’s so fluid. We don’t know, and I’m going to knock on wood,” Newsome said.
“Up until we get this 53-man squad together before we have to get ready to play Denver, this is going to be a very fluid situation. But, I don’t turn down any good players. I just don’t. We find a way to get them.”
One scenario would be re-signing McKinnie, who after not playing all regular season last year stepped in admirably during the playoffs.
McKinnie has received some interest on the free-agent market, but has yet to sign a deal. He is reportedly visiting the Miami Dolphins and taking a physical today, according to The Baltimore Sun. It’s nothing more than a visit right now, a source told The Sun.