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Ravens guard Marshal Yanda embracing role as offensive line’s veteran

Ravens guard Marshal Yanda embracing role as offensive line’s veteran

Right guards don’t garner a lot of publicity in the NFL, but after reaching five straight Pro Bowler, Ravens starter Marshal Yanda may be the team’s best player, relative to the rest of the league at his position.

As the Ravens reshape their offensive line, Yanda’s role in stabilizing the unit is more important now than ever. Outside of him, a newer, younger offensive line is now in charge of protecting Joe Flacco. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley steps in for the released Eugene Monroe; left guard John Urschel for the departed Kelechi Osemele.

Heading into his 10th season with the only franchise for which he has ever played, Yanda is one of the constants. He has...

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