They've been true to their word.
When left guard
However, Mathis eventually re-signed with the
Even if the Ravens draft a guard later this month - and it would be mildly surprising if they didn't - they still would like to add one or two veteran offensive linemen before the start of the season. However, they've made it perfectly clear through their words and actions that they are in no rush.
Several agents who represent free agent guards have been in regular communication with the Ravens, who are telling people that they are content to give Reid an opportunity, and they don't have a whole lot of money to dump into the position.
Meanwhile, the free agent guard market continues to thin out. On an otherwise quiet Friday in the
I never got the impression that the Ravens had much interest in either, but the point is that their options are shrinking.
Among the free agent guards still available are
I've said all along that I feel Scott, who has started every game for seven straight seasons, is the Ravens' best option, but he also might be their priciest. Rachal probably has the most upside and is just 26 years old, but he also is penalty prone and was benched for parts of last season by
Steinbach and Williams, who have both had some solid seasons in the
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