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Depth of experience might be key in John Urschel’s bid to become Ravens’ starting center

Depth of experience might be key in John Urschel’s bid to become Ravens’ starting center

Ever the mathematician, John Urschel knows his four-year career with the Ravens is already above the norm of 3.3 years for the average tenure of an NFL player. Could that experience give him an edge against Ryan Jensen and Matt Skura in their competition to become the team’s starting center in 2017?

“Yeah, it helps,” Urschel acknowledged Tuesday afternoon on the first day of a three-day mandatory minicamp. “I’ve been around the block.  I’ve seen a lot of things. So if I see something on the defense that maybe we haven’t talked about in the meeting room, I have experience and I have some instincts about what to do. So I think...

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