He'll block out the sun

RAVENS CENTRAL

The Kickoff

August 03, 2007

The surprise of training camp so far has been Jared Gaither. A fifth-round supple mental draft pick out of the Uni versity of Maryland, Gaither has already supplanted Marshal Yan da as the starting left tackle.

Of course, Jonathan Ogden will be the starter for the season open er. But it's impressive that Gaither is running with the first team by his fourth day in a Ravens uni form. Remember he didn't have any minicamps because he wasn't drafted until July.

What stands out about Gaither is that he's big. Real big. He's list ed at 6 feet 9, 350 pounds. I know Steve McNair will be happy know ing Gaither is protecting his blind side. I know I feel safer just know ing that he's at the team hotel.

jamison.hensley@baltsun.com

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