Ravens Plan to Target Offensive Line after Maclin Signing

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Oct 17, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Jets 28-3. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti stressed in a conference call with season ticket holders that adding another offensive lineman is the priority over signing another receiver, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.

After signing wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to a two year contract the Ravens are seemingly satisfied with their receiving depth, which was markedly lacking after losing Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken, and Dennis Pitta over the offseason.

According to Zrebiec, Bisiotti seems certain that the team will bring in help for the offensive line.

Nick Mangold, a former pro-bowl center, is a guy often suggested to bolster the offensive line. At this point however, Ryan Jensen seems to be winning the battle for the starting center spot over John Urschel.

Another option for the Ravens is veteran guard, Orlando Franklin. After being a solid starter in four seasons for the Denver Broncos, his latest two seasons in San Diego have seen a sharp regression in his quality of play. Hopefully for the Ravens, if they choose to sign him, a change of scenery might spark his former solid starting ability.

Waiting this long into the offseason has greatly reduced the Ravens offensive line options, making a trade seemingly the most sure way to bring in talent.


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Ravens officials seem committed to adding line talent, so we will have to wait and see who they sign.

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