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4. Offensive line improves

One year after failing to protect Flacco reliably and open many holes for the running backs, the offensive line has been reconfigured. The Ravens traded for center Jeremy Zuttah (pictured), who replaces Gino Gradkowski. They retained left tackle Eugene Monroe with a $37.5 million contract. And the Ravens installed Rick Wagner as the new right tackle after Michael Oher left as a free agent. The Ravens are banking on the line meshing better with offensive line coach Juan Castillo this year and becoming more adept at zone-blocking techniques. If the line can get more push up front, one of the least efficient red-zone offenses from last season could take a major step forward.
Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun
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