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With offensive tackles Jared Gaither (cramps) and Oniel Cousins (throat) unavailable for practice Saturday morning, Tony Moll got the nod to fill in at right tackle when the first offense took the field at McDaniel College in Westminster.

Moll, a veteran entering his fifth season who played in five contests last season, said he wasn't surprised when the coaching staff told him to join guards Ben Grubbs and Marshal Yanda, left tackle Michael Oher and center Chris Chester.

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"That's what we do. You've got to be able to fill in anywhere," Moll said. "It's not an issue or anything like that. You've got to be able to jump in, and that's why we study every single position. Anyone can be down. You've just got to be ready to jump in there."

The 6-foot-5, 311-pound Moll has made 11 of his career 18 starts at right guard, but the other seven starts came at right tackle. Still, he appeared a little rusty Saturday morning, getting flagged for a false start and getting beat by linebacker Jarret Johnson for a sack.

But Moll sounded confident that he can improve and become a capable backup.

"I think I've had a really good offseason and was really able to dig in the playbook and master it even more than I had before," he said. "I definitely can hold my own in there."

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