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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2010
Jared Gaither made a surprise return to Ravens training camp Monday after his blood work revealed "it's not a major thing," according to coach John Harbaugh. Now, the hope is for his weight to come back just as quickly. Lining up at left tackle, Gaither lasted through the entire practice, where one of his biggest challenges was keeping his pants from falling to the ground. He is currently 311 pounds, which is 29 pounds lighter than last year's playing weight. Harbaugh hasn't spoken to Gaither about packing on the pounds.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
After faring well in his first NFL start last week, Ravens left tackle James Hurst acknowledged that Sunday's game against the Colts will provide a different challenge because of the communication issues that traditionally come into play for an offensive line on the road. Hurst, though, takes some comfort in that he'll be quite familiar with his surroundings. The undrafted free agent, who made the team out of training camp and then was elevated into a starting role when Eugene Monroe had knee surgery, grew up in Plainfield, Ind., and has attended “countless” games at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
There's no pretense to Michael Oher. The massive offensive tackle for the Ravens enjoyed an offseason during which his autobiography, "I Beat the Odds," peaked at No. 3 on the New York Times bestsellers list and he was the darling of major media outlets like ABC News' "20/20" and Headline News. But since reporting to training camp Tuesday, Oher's focus has shifted to football and his development as the team's left tackle. "It was a nice thing," Oher said of the positive reaction his memoir generated, "but I know that football is No. 1. Anything off the field is extra.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Although Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe said his arthroscopic knee surgery went well last week, he was noncommittal on when he'll return to practice. Monroe declined to say if he completely tore or partially tore his meniscus and said he has no timetable on when he'll be able to run again. Monroe is expected to miss roughly a month, according to a source. "It just depends," Monroe said. "I'm doing everything I can to get back as soon as it's possible. I just come in and work every day to get healthy.
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Mike Preston | April 28, 2013
The Ravens still have holes. They need to find a starting left tackle, and they could use a No. 2 receiver and add depth at the linebacker and offensive line positions as well. But as the NFL draft ended Saturday night and the Ravens walked out of the auditorium at the team's training complex in Owings Mills, the defending Super Bowl champions appeared to be potentially as good as last year. Because of retirement and free agency, which led to the exodus of several important veterans, the Ravens are lighter on experience but bigger, stronger and faster than a year ago on defense.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
When talk turns to athletic freaks, offensive linemen rarely rate a mention. The term is usually applied to an NBA greyhound who can dribble around guards as easily as dunk over 7-footers. Or in the realm of football, maybe a quarterback who can complete 65 percent of his passes while scurrying like Barry Sanders. But ask scouts, coaches and fellow pros about Jonathan Ogden, and the words "freak" or "freakish" come up over and over. When Ogden goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, Baltimore fans will celebrate him as the first Ravens draft pick so honored, a cornerstone for all the success that followed.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | August 10, 2008
When Chad Slaughter was signed by the Ravens a little more than a week ago, the veteran offensive tackle was viewed as a stopgap after Jared Gaither and Adam Terry were sidelined with ankle injuries. The stopgap could turn into the team's starting left tackle by opening day against the Cincinnati Bengals. Gaither and Terry are still recovering, and the 6-foot-8, 340-pound Slaughter has done a more than respectable job in practice and played well in Thursday's preseason win over the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN REPORTER | December 22, 2006
The Ravens, currently third in a three-team race for the AFC's two first-round byes, might be forced to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday without one of the game's best offensive tackles. Left tackle Jonathan Ogden, who earned his 10th Pro Bowl invitation Tuesday, has been hobbled by a painfully sore big toe on his left foot, and coach Brian Billick said the anchor of the offensive line is in danger of missing a game for the first time this season. Ravens@Steelers Sunday, 1 p.m., Ch. 13, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Steelers by 3
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2002
COLLEGE PARK - Downtime is scarce these days for left tackle Stephon Heyer, who spent three years trying to earn playing time in high school but seems to be playing his way into a starting position on Maryland's offensive line. With sophomore Kyle Schmitt developing more slowly than expected at center - and backup Ed Tyler out for the next four weeks - Heyer could move into the rotation. Sophomore C.J. Brooks could move to left guard, and Todd Wike, an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team at left guard last year, could shift to center.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2002
They are respectful of each other's Pro Bowl talent, so much so that neither would say much except how good the other player is. Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden and Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor will square off during Sunday's wild-card playoff game at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. When speaking of Taylor, one of the league's fastest pass rushers, Ogden, as he usually does, took the high road. "He's a good player," Ogden said. "I've just got to go out there and get it done.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
At every stop in his young football career, undrafted rookie James Hurst hasn't had much time to settle in before being thrust into a starting role. In both high school and college, it turned out he was ready the moment he walked onto the field, and the Ravens are hoping the same proves true on Sunday when he starts in place of left tackle Eugene Monroe, who underwent knee surgery on Wednesday. "I'm going to use that [knowledge] for confidence and understanding that sure, this is a bigger stage and it's a completely different opportunity, but at the same time, the experience is similar, being a young guy and being thrust in there in a position where you're playing a really good team.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Days after Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe was barely able to hobble back to the huddle against the Cleveland Browns, he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to address the issue. Although Monroe isn't expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said on Wednesday Monroe won't play on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers and could miss additional games. With the left tackle situation having reached emergency status, Monroe will be replaced in the starting lineup by undrafted rookie James Hurst.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Three different quarterbacks earned starts for the Morgan State football team in 2013, and all three -- senior Seth Higgins, redshirt senior Robert Council and redshirt junior Moses Skillon -- are back. Add redshirt freshman Chris Clack Jr., and the quarterback position is one of the most crowded positions for the program. It might also be the most difficult to decipher, but new head coach Lee Hull said he appreciates the quarterbacks' battle to open the season against Eastern Michigan on Aug. 30. “I think it's been good,” Hull, the former wide receivers coach at Maryland, said after Morgan State's practice at Hughes Stadium Wednesday.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
On an eventful first day of free agency that saw a ton of money change hands and a boatload of players change uniforms, the Ravens stuck to a familiar script. About 30 minutes after the market opened at 4 p.m., the Ravens fulfilled their top free-agent priority agreeing to terms with left tackle Eugene Monroe on a five-year, $37.5 million deal, according to a league source. Otherwise, general manager Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens' front office continued to exercise patience, choosing mostly to stand down while other teams threw money around at a dizzying rate.
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By Aaron Wilson and Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
Fulfilling their top free agent priority, the  Ravens  have agreed to a five-year deal with left tackle  Eugene Monroe , the first step in an expected offensive line makeover.  Monroe, whom the Ravens acquired from the  Jacksonville Jaguars  in October for fourth- and fifth-round picks, was considered one of the top left tackles on the free-agent market. However, the Ravens were able to lock him up to a five-year, $37.5 million deal not long after the market opened at 4 p.m. According to a source, the deal includes an $11 million signing bonus and $19 million in guarantee money.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
I can't imagine that Ravens officials were too thrilled when they learned Thursday morning that inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson , who was cut last week by the Cleveland Browns, was given a four-year, $22 million deal by the Indianapolis Colts that included $11 million in guaranteed money.  As I wrote earlier in the week, Jackson (Maryland) was going to be an interesting gauge for the market for Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith . It's not an exact comparison, because Jackson is about a year younger and a different player in a lot of ways.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | October 5, 2009
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The prognosis appears promising for Jared Gaither. The starting left offensive tackle returned to Baltimore with his Ravens teammates after suffering what appeared to be a head or neck injury in the second quarter of the team's 27-21 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. X-rays at Massachusetts General Hospital on Gaither's neck and shoulder were negative. He collided headfirst with quarterback Joe Flacco's back while trying to block on a passing attempt. A magnetic resonance imagining is expected today on the 6-foot-9, 340-pound Gaither, who was too big to fit into the MRI machine at the Boston hospital.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1996
For Ravens offensive tackle Tony Jones, his consecutive games streak could not be continuing at a better time.When Jones lines up at left tackle for the Ravens' first regular-season opener tomorrow at Memorial Stadium, it will mark his 100th straight, regular-season start.Since Jones moved into the starting right guard spot for the Cleveland Browns for the final three games of the 1989 season, no player on the team has been more durable. In 1990, Jones started every game at right tackle. He moved to left tackle in 1991, and has remained a fixture there.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent.  ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Derwin Gray (AKA @PrimeTymeDerwin ) Position: Offensive tackle Measurables: 6 feet 4, 291 pounds High school: Friendship Collegiate (D.C.), Fork Union Military Academy (Va.)
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Maryland's latest injury report contains a couple additions. One is freshman Moise Larose, who started at left tackle Saturday before suffering a foot injury. He is listed as out. Previous starter Mike Madaras left the program in late October, before the Terps' 20-3 loss to Syracuse. Another starter missing: wide receiver Levern Jacobs (concussion), who left the Syracuse game late and is also listed as out. Wide receiver has become so thinned that former quarterback Ricardo Young has been moved to receiver as a backup.
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