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Ravens, Kelechi Osemele have much to gain from left tackle experiment

Ravens, Kelechi Osemele have much to gain from left tackle experiment

The idea was first broached with Kelechi Osemele this past August, but until last week, it never went beyond periodic conversations. Ravens coach John Harbaugh wanted Osemele, his standout left guard, to know he could be called on at some point to play left tackle.

What started as a contingency plan has become a significant opportunity for Osemele, who passed his first NFL test at left tackle in Sunday's 35-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. As the Ravens play out the string, Osemele will try to prove he can handle another position, a task he's found challenging and invigorating.

"It gets me working on my game. It's something different every day," Osemele said....

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