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Ravens likely to start Yanda at right tackle

The Ravens will likely go with a different look on their offensive line in the season opener.

The team is expected to move Marshal Yanda from right guard to right tackle and start Chris Chester at right guard. It's a move designed to get the five best offensive linemen on the field.

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This would mark Yanda's first start at right tackle since October 18, 2009, when the Ravens played at Minnesota. Of Yanda's 26 NFL starts, he has made 14 of them at right tackle.

Jared Gaither would be the regular starting right tackle, but he is out with a back injury. The Ravens had started Oniel Cousins at right tackle for two preseason games before he sustained a concussion. Tony Moll started the final two games at right tackle. Cousins is considered probable for Monday's game.

During training camp last month, Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said moving Yanda to right tackle was a possibility.

"But you can't move guys around too much," Cameron said. "I think Marshal Yanda can be as good a right guard as there is in the league. I believe that. To keep bouncing him around from guard to tackle, guard to tackle, really doesn't help that."

Last Monday, Yanda acknowledged taking a few snaps at right tackle with Chris Chester lining up at right guard.

"We're getting reps there just in case we had to go to that, but nobody knows yet," Yanda said. "We'll see."

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