OWINGS MILLS -- The Ravens and Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda have agreed on a contract extension, CSNmidatlantic.com has confirmed. The Baltimore Sun first reported that a deal was imminent.
Details of the contract were not immediately known, but it was believed to be a four-year extension. Yanda is in the final year of his contract, and the Ravens decided to lock him up before he hit free agency next March. Yanda is widely-regarded as one of the league’s top offensive lineman, a four-time Pro Bowl player still in his prime at age 31. He has spent his entire nine-year career with the Ravens, a third-round draft pick in 2007 out of Iowa.
With Yanda signed, it remained to be seen if the Ravens would re-sign starting left guard Kelechi Osemele, also in the final year of his contract. The Ravens’ starting offensive line returned intact this season. But if Osemele did not return, the Ravens have a quality backup in John Urschel waiting in the wings.
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