On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Feb. 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST Poe Grams Poe will be available to surprise your loved one at work, home, or school. Poe will be stocking up for your Valentine at Giant Food, Smyth Jewelers, and Merritt Athletic Clubs to create a memorable experience that your loved one won’t forget!
  • Fri., Feb. 12, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST Poe Grams Poe will be available to surprise your loved one at work, home, or school. Poe will be stocking up for your Valentine at Giant Food, Smyth Jewelers, and Merritt Athletic Clubs to create a memorable experience that your loved one won’t forget!
  • Sat., Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 AM EST Cheerleader Prep Clinic The purpose of the clinic is to provide prospective cheerleaders with the best preparation for try-outs on March 5th.
  • Sat., Mar. 05, 2016 9:30 AM EST Cheerleader Tryouts Come join us and become part of the best cheerleading program in the NFL!
  • Sat., Mar. 12, 2016 11:00 AM EST Playmakers Tryouts The Playmakers are the Ravens promotional team. Come join us and become part of the best organization in the NFL.
  • Sat., Apr. 02, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Marching Ravens Tryouts Come join us and become part of the best marching band in the NFL!
  • Sat., Apr. 02, 2016 2:00 PM EDT Torrey Smith Charity Basketball Game Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith announced that his annual charity basketball game will return to Baltimore on April 2 at Royal Farms Arena.
  • Thu., Apr. 28, 2016 8:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago, IL.
  • Fri., Apr. 29, 2016 7:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago, IL.
  • Sat., Apr. 30, 2016 12:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago, IL.

News

Print
RSS

Left Tackle Is A Fluid Situation

Posted Apr 29, 2013

Free agent Bryant McKinnie is reportedly in Miami visiting the Dolphins.


The Ravens didn’t nab a plug-and-play left tackle in the draft.

So what’s the status on who will protect Joe Flacco’s blindside?

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 Kelechi Osemele would be the Ravens’ left tackle. Osemele played right tackle and guard his rookie year, but was a left tackle throughout college.

The Ravens drafted Wisconsin’s Ricky Wagner, who started 27 consecutive games at left tackle for the Badgers, in the fifth round. But Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta said the Ravens envision him as “a great depth guy for us initially with a chance to emerge.”

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 Bryant McKinnie.

“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.

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos