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 NFL reopens business. If that's the case, the Ravens will have plenty of competition for the services of Yanda, a versatile and valuable member of their line.
Yanda has started 42 games on the Ravens’ offensive line over the past four seasons, and the mysterious ailment that sidelined Jared Gaither forced the Ravens to move him from right guard to right tackle last season. Yanda acclimated nicely, playing well enough at tackle to get national attention from SI’s Peter King.
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.