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Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience
Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience

When Joe Flacco takes his first snap Sunday, he will line up behind a left tackle who 10 weeks ago was toiling away in Jacksonville, a left guard who has already made as many stops as an Amtrak train, and a center who two years ago was blocking small-school defensive tackles. The Ravens are starting just two of the offensive linemen who protected Flacco so well during their run to the Super Bowl last winter. One retired in the offseason. Another was traded in October. And one was placed on injured reserve last month. This year has turned into an extreme chemistry experiment, but turnover on the line is not unusual for the Ravens or their peers. "It's the challenge that...

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