Veteran Right Tackles, Corners The Ravens May Consider

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Cornerback and right tackle might be the two positions the Baltimore Ravens are most likely to address between now and the start of the season.

Team officials have said adding competition for their third cornerback job is a priority. The Ravens also have just four cornerbacks on their roster that are not undrafted free agents.

And at right tackle, Baltimore is optimistic regarding 2013 fifth-round pick Rick Wagner, but the team could look to add competition.

The Ravens have 2013 sixth-round pick Ryan Jensen competing with Wagner. They also have former third-round pick Jah Reid. But they could look to bring in another player as well.

So here is a look at five of the top tackles still available as well as a look at five of the top cornerbacks still available (listed alphabetically):

 

TACKLES

Tyson Clabo

Clabo was the Atlanta Falcons’ starting right tackle from 2006 through 2012 and started 15 games at right tackle for the Miami Dolphins last year. However, he will be 33 in October and reportedly struggled with the Dolphins after being released by the Falcons earlier last year.

1ef1aeedd2813faa8651cd6cdc30716fRyan Harris

Harris has been a starter before and played under new Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak in Houston the last two years. He was primarily a backup with the Texans, but he did start three games last season and two in 2012. He was also a full-time starter at right tackle with the Denver Broncos from 2008-10.

Dennis Roland

Roland spent the last six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was a starter in 2009 and 2010, but he was primarily a backup the last three years. He was also released early last season before being re-signed late in the year after one of the Bengals’ starting offensive lineman got hurt.

Jeremy Trueblood

Trueblood was a full-time starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from his rookie season in 2006 through 2011 and started 10 games for the Atlanta Falcons last season.

Eric Winston

Winston is likely the best available option among free agent tackles. He was a third-round pick in 2006 and has been a starting right tackle each of the last eight years. He spent the first six seasons of his career playing under Gary Kubiak in Houston. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, spent one year with the Chiefs and then played for the Arizona Cardinals last season.

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5 Raves on “Veteran Right Tackles, Corners The Ravens May Consider

  1. Brian Tray on said:

    I don’t think we need a another corner and that is why they let Corey graham leave. Both Asa Jackson and Chykie Brown will play and play well this year. Jackson must have serious talent or Harbaugh would have never kept him last year with all his BS. I’ve seen flashes of brilliance from Brown and Webb really likes him. Actually Brooks is more of a question mark to me at free safety and IMO we should look for a veteran free safety before another corner (unless Jackson can play safety). Regardless, I think we have a secondary this year that will be better than most people think.
    As far as Right tackle, this is a no brainer. Get Eric Winston. I like Wagner, Jensen and Hurst but they are unproven. We have 4/5 of a solid veteran offensive line and we need another veteran to start the season. No experiments please. As the season goes on if one or more of these guys looks too good to sit THEN start them. We learned last year how a weak offensive line can destroy an offense and subsequently a season. The fact that we need Quality Depth on the O line also makes Winston a total no brainer.
    IMO, with the importance of the first four games, I think the overall success of our season depends on having a dominating, veteran offensive line on day one.

    • OldBayOnEverything on said:

      We only have 4 CBs on the roster. We need 5 at least, if not 6. Maybe one of the undrafted guys will show he’s worthy of a spot, but if we can get a solid veteran on a cheap deal, that’s the ideal scenario. I like Asa, and Chykie has shown flashes, but neither are a guarantee to be able to hold down the #3 spot.

  2. ColV on said:

    Matt, your blogs are very insightful. I appreciate your post especially living away from Baltimore, now retired to Fl after 30 years in the AF. Your cohorts and most commenters are insightful too. I find your readers comments refreshing after reading comments on NFL.coms site, among ther sites, I find that are immature and unduly blast other teams, cities fans and players. Thanks to all.

  3. Cheri on said:

    Bring in a vet RT and a vet CB to compete with the young guys we have in camp.Sure the young guys should be giving a legit chance to win a job but since most if not all of them either have been lower round drafted guys or undrafted guys their pedigree would tell you that nothing should be handed to them but earned. All the tackles you listed makes sense to me headlined by Winston though I wonder how his role as being the NFL player rep could hurt him getting a playing job not sure Harbaugh or any coach for that matter would like having someone of that statue around the building 24×7.It makes me think though it might make a head coach kind of nervous about every little thing a he might even in a very small way try to get a way with Eric may pick up on it and run to the players association to report it.

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