Otherwise tight-lipped during his 15-minute news conference, John Harbaugh confirmed that the team is in contract talks with its top three pending unrestricted free agents: fullback Kyle Juszczyk, right tackle Rick Wagner and nose tackle Brandon Williams.
It's easy to get overlooked on the Ravens, and more so on the offensive line. Marshal Yanda is a five-time Pro Bowler at right guard. Center Jeremy Zuttah is the ninth-year anchor in the middle. And rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley was the sixth overall pick in the 2016 draft. The lack of attention might be frustrating to some, but to right tackle Rick Wagner, it is welcomed.
Ravens starting right tackle Rick Wagner is probable to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins after missing Friday's practice for non-injury related reasons, while left guard Kelechi Osemele is probable and could return after missing two games with a knee injury.
The Ravens offensive line, despite the return of left guard Kelechi Osemele this week, remains in flux as starting right tackle Rick Wagner was not practicing during the opening portion of Friday's practice.
Across the board, the running game has regressed. The holes aren't often there, and when they are, Justin Forsett hasn't hit them like he did a year ago. The proud and experienced unit, under fire, will be challenged by a short week of practice ahead of the AFC North matchup against the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
When coach John Harbaugh said earlier in the week that the Ravens' needed their offensive tackles to play better, it was affirmation of something that James Hurst already knew. Hurst replaced Eugene Monroe at left tackle early in last Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos and he struggled to block DeMarcus Ware, allowing seven quarterback pressures, according to Pro Football Focus. Ravens right tackle Rick Wagner had similar problems on the other side dealing with Von Miller.