How will the Ravens shore up the offensive line?

The play of the offensive line was the scariest sight of Thursday's loss. The Ravens allowed six sacks, and the Eagles might have had 16 if not for Tyrod Taylor's ability to avoid the rush. Ray Rice had no running room when the first-team offense was on the field, picking up just seven yards on five carries. Michael Oher struggled, neither Jah Reid or Oniel Cousins staked their claim at right tackle and the timetable for center Matt Birk's return is unclear. <b>My educated guess:</b> The Ravens bring in a veteran interior lineman -- maybe Casey Rabach gets another look? -- and worst-case scenario, they move Marshal Yanda back to right tackle.

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The play of the offensive line was the scariest sight of Thursday's loss. The Ravens allowed six sacks, and the Eagles might have had 16 if not for Tyrod Taylor's ability to avoid the rush. Ray Rice had no running room when the first-team offense was on the field, picking up just seven yards on five carries. Michael Oher struggled, neither Jah Reid or Oniel Cousins staked their claim at right tackle and the timetable for center Matt Birk's return is unclear. My educated guess: The Ravens bring in a veteran interior lineman -- maybe Casey Rabach gets another look? -- and worst-case scenario, they move Marshal Yanda back to right tackle.

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