On Thursday afternoon ESPN‘s Adam Schefter reported that the Ravens and seven-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda agreed to a one-year contract extension to keep Yanda in Baltimore though the 2020 season.
Needless to say, Yanda has been through a lot since turning 30, but he suited up for all 16 games in 2018, on his way to getting elected to his seventh Pro Bowl.
With the offensive line expected to be one of the positions the Ravens target in the upcoming draft, particularly at left guard and center, locking up Yanda for an additional season can’t do any harm. Even at his advanced age he’s one of the best guards in the NFL. He’s also a great role model for not only the Ravens young offensive linemen, but for the entire team.
The Ravens have made it known that they want to continue running the football in 2019. Regardless of how much running Lamar Jackson will be doing as the starting quarterback, having a future Hall-of-Fame offensive lineman protecting him will only benefit the Ravens.
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