We won't know for sure until a new collective bargaining agreement is in place, but Ravens guard Marshal Yanda might be an unrestricted free agent when the
Yanda has started 42 games on the Ravens’ offensive line over the past four seasons, and the mysterious ailment that sidelined
Baltimore would like him to play guard -- they plan on letting third-round pick Jah Reid compete for the right tackle spot if the team can't retain Gaither -- and they would like to pay him like a guard, too. Count on other teams courting him as a tackle, and perhaps driving his asking price out of the Ravens' budget.
The Ravens are expected to have other key free agents -- including Gaither, fullback Le’Ron McClain and cornerbacks
Yanda was the team’s best run blocker last season, and this offseason, coach
OK, fine, it's John. But whatever.
Whether Yanda plays at right guard or right tackle, the Ravens offensive line is better -- and nastier -- with him on it.