Offensive tackle update

Adam Terry is walking around without the use of crutches, but the team is still in the market for adding a free agent to add depth after losing Terry (sprained left ankle) and Jared Gaither (injured right ankle) for what appears to be an extended period of time.

Speaking to the media for the first time since Sunday, coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that general manager Ozzie Newsome and director of pro personnel George Kokinis have been working on drafting a list of potential free agents.


The Sun's Mike Preston then asked Harbaugh a series of questions regarding the position. Here is the exchange:

Preston: "John, do you have a time frame for bringing in a tackle?"


Harbaugh: "Yes."

Preston: "When is it?"

Harbaugh: "Soon."

Preston: "How soon?"

Harbaugh: "As soon as we can. We're working on it right now. So it's going to happen quickly."

Harbaugh then quickly added, "To explain a little bit, it would already be done except there's a physical issue. They've got to take the physicals and we've got to get them cleared for practice."

Finally, the first offensive line remained the same from yesterday with Jason Brown at center, Ben Grubbs and Marshal Yanda at left and right guards, respectively, and Mike Kracalik and rookie Oniel Cousins at left and right tackle, respectively.

There's some speculation that the team could shift Yanda to right tackle and either insert Chris Chester at right guard or put Chester at center, move Brown to left guard, and shift Grubbs to right guard -- essentially the same configuration used on occasion last season. So far, that hasn't happened.