Ravens Offensice Line All Healthy For First Time


For the first time during training camp, the entire offensive line was able to take the practice field.

Bobbie Williams returned from a two-day break to rest his ankle. Jah Reid was a full participant after dealing with a calf injury for the last couple months. Matt Birk and Bryant McKinnie were both full participants after back injuries earlier during camp.

Not a single offensive lineman was held out of the practice.

"I feel good about the health of our team," Head Coach John Harbaugh said after the practice.

The Ravens continued to shuffle the rotation on the line throughout practice, as McKinnie split reps between the first and second teams. Rookie Kelechi Osemele also continued to work at both right tackle and left guard. Birk and rookie Gino Gradkowski both split first-team reps at center.

Harbaugh did not say whether Birk and Reid would play in Friday's game against Detroit, which would be the first preseason game for both of them.

Whoever ends up playing in Friday's game will have a tough test against the Lions defensive line, which features some of the best in the game. Defensive tackles Ngamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, and ends Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch will be a challenge to defend for the first-team offense.

"They're going to get a great test," Harbaugh said. "This front line is so physical. They're so deep, they're so talented… It's going to be a big challenge for us."

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