Until told otherwise, Marshal Yanda might assume that he will start at right tackle for the second consecutive week when the Ravens travel to Cincinnati to meet the Bengals Sunday.
But Yanda, who started the final eight games of 2009 at right guard, said he is not leaning one way or the other.
"It's up to the coaches as far as that goes," he said. "You just keep an open mind going into it. Whatever happens, happens."
Yanda is one option, but Oniel Cousins, who is recovering from a concussion, started three games at right tackle last season. And Tony Moll started at that spot in the second and third games of the preseason.
Yanda conceded that knowing his role sooner rather than later might be beneficial, but he also said being versatile is a key to longevity in the NFL.
"During the year, there's always stuff that happens," he said. "Everything could go fine throughout this week, and then on Sunday, somebody could get hurt. It does help to get into a rhythm, but you have to be ready to switch positions. So it doesn't matter."
Yanda said he watched game film of his play in Monday night's 10-9 win against the New York Jets and came away with mixed reviews.
"There's definitely some plays I want back and stuff like that," he said. "But we fought hard, and I think we played good as a unit overall. There are those things that you need to keep continuing to work on. I'll continue to get better and work on my craft and be ready for this weekend."