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Offensive tackle Willie Anderson wants to return to the NFL after sitting out the 2009 season. He last played in 2008 with the Ravens.

Anderson, 34, is looking to come back as a player and a mentor, according to ESPN's website.

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"There is no manual for playing in the NFL, no book that explains to a young guy everything you're going to go through, all the ups and downs you'll experience in a career … and how to prepare for life [after football]," Anderson told ESPN. "I think someone who has been through it all, has seen all the sides on and off the field, has a better chance to [impart] all of those things. And I think that's basically a part of what I have to offer either as a player or as a former player.

"There's no [camouflaging] that I would like to play again. But if not, I feel I owe it to the game and to players to help them prepare for things."

The Ravens' top three offensive tackles are currently Michael Oher, Jared Gaither and Oniel Cousins.

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