OWINGS MILLS - A quick swim move to elude Ravens left guard Bobbie Williams and Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith was into Baltimore's backfield to sack quarterback Joe Flacco for an 8-yard loss.

The next play was almost identical with Smith once again using a swim move to avoid Williams and bring down Flacco for another sack.

Smith's sacks were two of four the Ravens yielded during Sunday's 44-13 loss to the Texans.

Baltimore has allowed 13 sacks during its last four games, something that has head coach John Harbaugh considering some changes heading into the Ravens' bye week.

"That's a possibility," Harbaugh said. "I don't want to make it sound like ... we're not benching guys and putting other guys in there and all that kind of stuff. ... We're just trying to find a good mix. To me, guys are probably going to be playing since we have a mix of young guys and older guys. I would guess we're going to roll some guys in there and see how they do."

The only change thus far has come at left guard. The veteran Williams has started each of the last two games after third-year player Ramon Harewood started the first five.

But rookie right tackle Kelechi Osemele saw time at left guard during the offseason and could be a possibility to shift inside with left tackle Michael Oher moving from left tackle to right tackle and Bryant McKinnie stepping in at left tackle.

McKinnie offers little as a run blocker, but is arguably the Ravens' best pass protector.

Rookie Gino Gradkowski and second-year player Jah Reid could be candidates for playing time as well.

Gradkowski has practiced at both center and guard while Reid has seen time at left guard and right tackle.

Reid has battled a nagging calf injury since June, but indicated Tuesday he's fully healthy now.

He's worked primarily at right tackle.

Gradkowski and Reid both said they were unaware of any potential changes coming along the offensive line, but Harbaugh's comments Monday indicated some moves could be on the horizon.

"Let's take a look at some young guys and see how they do," Harbaugh said. "Let's keep the veterans available and let them play a little bit. Yes, we'd like to have five guys who are rock solid and who are in there and working with everybody all the time. It's really just not where we're at right now, so let's make the best of it and let's work some guys in there.""If we get hot with a group, then we'll stick with it, but [we're] not shutting anybody out of an opportunity right now because we're just not sure what the best situation is going to be, and it might be rolling some guys in."

Reach staff writer Matt Zenitz at 410-857-7896 or matt.zenitz@carrollcountytimes.com.

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