The Ravens like their options on the offensive line. They’re young and they’re flexible.
But they still want to keep free agent left tackle
“We’re very open to bringing Bryant back,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday. “I hope that works out and we’ll just have to see.”
McKinnie, 33, wasn’t a starter last season until the playoffs began. But once inserted to protect quarterback
Now he’s a free agent, but the market for McKinnie is unclear. The Chicago Bears were reportedly interested before signing Jermon Bushrod. Other than that and Jake Long going to the Rams, there hasn’t been much movement on the tackle market, or buzz about McKinnie.
If McKinnie does sign elsewhere, the Ravens have options.
“If Bryant comes back and we’re able to work that out, then he’ll be the left tackle because he’s a left tackle, and then those other guys can play those other spots,” Harbaugh said.
“I’d say we’re flexible right now. We’re going to put the best five in the best spots and try to build the best lineup we can based on who’s there. We’ve got candidates.”
Also among those candidates are Harewood and Reid, who can both play tackle or guard. Harbaugh said both are good young players who will be “future starters in this league for sure.”
The Ravens are still on the lookout for linemen, however. They could add one in the draft or perhaps turn to free agency if McKinnie doesn’t re-sign. Harbaugh said the Ravens will also be looking at centers with
“I think we need another offensive lineman,” Harbaugh said. “We like our guys, but we’ve never walked away from a good player.”