As diminutive Ravens running back Bobby Rainey and punter Sam Koch belted several home runs at Ripken Stadium, cornerback Lardarius Webb came away even more impressed by what surrounded his teammates Sunday in Aberdeen.
Agent Joe Linta reiterated last night that his recent comment about the Ravens being ¿dumb¿ for not signing Joe Flacco before last season was made more to defend his client amid accusations that the quarterback was greedy and responsible for the team¿s heavy offseason roster turnover.
Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda, who turns 29 late this year, is a relative greybeard along the line. He is the only offensive lineman on the roster above the age of 26. Offensive tackles Michael Oher and Ramon Harewood are both 26. The rest are 25 or under.
The NFL offseason heats up on Tuesday when the free agency period begins and the NFL draft will take place next month. In anticipation of those events, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will look at six key positions the Ravens might address in free agency and the NFL draft in the days leading up to the start of free agency. Today, he looks at offensive tackles.
Contract negotiations between the Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco have yet to relaunch, but it's already becoming clear the kind of elite asking price that the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player hopes to command.