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In a move that may -- or may not -- be an indication of things to come, Marshal Yanda worked at right tackle in Tuesday's passing camp for the Ravens.

The burly 6-foot-3, 312-pound veteran is the starting right guard, but has significant tackle experience. Because Jared Gaither is out with a foot bruise and Oniel Cousins was battling strep throat this week, Yanda was moved to right tackle for Tuesday's practice. Unlike Gaither, Cousins participated in the only practice the media is permitted to see in this camp.

Yanda made 12 starts at right tackle as a rookie in 2007, but is a physically imposing force as a pulling guard on trap plays. He said he felt rusty on Tuesday, "but I can pick it up pretty darn quick."

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What Yanda appreciates most is the chance to get some work in at tackle in the event that he's called to play there in 2010.

"Who knows what lineup we'll have in the fall," he said. "[But] I love getting reps there now. I'm on board with it."

Asked if he had a preference between guard and tackle, Yanda had this response:

"I love playing guard, but I also miss the one-on-one battles with the defensive end, where you get in a war with that guy. I love competing like that."

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