And now warming up in the bullpen, Marshal Yanda.
The Ravens have been allowing both Michael Oher and Jared Gaither to take repetitions at the left offensive tackle position, but the Ravens might want to get Yanda some reps at right tackle as well.
Because of Gaither's weight loss and time he missed in offseason camps, there isn't a lot of confidence in him right now. If he doesn't show improvement quickly, the Ravens might want to give Yanda, the current starting right guard, more time at right tackle, move Oher to the left side and insert Chris Chester at right guard.
What about backup right offensive tackle Oniel Cousins? Well, what about him?
I'm not sure he can handle the position yet, but Yanda has already performed well at right tackle. The Ravens should give Gaither a little more time, but not wait until the week before the start of the regular season. Hopefully, Gaither has nothing seriously wrong with him and recovers.
• If reserve offensive tackle Joe Reitz (6-7, 320) doesn't make the Ravens roster, he might consider a career in professional wrestling. Reitz got in a fight with defensive end-outside linebacker Paul Kruger in the early morning practice, and hip tossed Kruger to the ground without much effort. Hulk Hogan would have been proud.
• After one practice, newly signed Ravens cornerback Doug Dutch might want to go back to Washington. Receivers Anquan Boldin and Donte' Stallworth easily beat Dutch several times. The Ravens traded backup quarterback John Beck to Washington on Monday for Dutch. Now the Ravens might ask for a rebate.
• The job of returning kicks was supposed to be a six-player race among running back Jalen Parmele, receivers Stallworth, Mark Clayton and David Reed, and defensive backs Tom Zbikowski and Prince Miller.
But so far, it appears to be Parmele's job to lose. He looks comfortable and very poised. Most of last season, Parmele was the return specialist for the scout team. By Week 16, he was the top returner, replacing Lardarius Webb. Last season, Parmele had nine returns for 283 yards.
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