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Ozzie Newsome says there have been no Jared Gaither trade talks

Jared Gaither, Dwan Edwards

Baltimore Ravens rookie tackle Jared Gaither, left, from the University of Maryland, blocks defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, right, during the team’s football training camp Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. (AP Photo/ Steve Ruark)


The Ravens tendered restricted free agent tackle Jared Gaither at the first-round level. Amid rumors in early March that the 49ers could be considering signing him to an offer sheet, we picked up indications that the Ravens would happily take the 13th overall selection in round one.

With neither the Niners nor anyone else making a play for Gaither, the Ravens reportedly are willing to move the big guy for only a second-round pick, which could be a little high in light of other recent trades. It’s no surprise then that, to date, no team has made a play for him.

On Tuesday, Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome said that he has had no trade talks regarding the fifth-round pick in the 2007 supplemental draft.

“No, I have not had any dialogue with any ball clubs about Jared,” Newsome said, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times. “When it comes to making trades of our players, then we put a value on what we think that player is worth. The same thing that Arizona did with Anquan [Boldin], they put a value on what they thought he was worth and we were the team that met that value. So, that is what we would do if it came to that.”

In other words, Gaither is available.

Presumably, Michael Oher would move to left tackle if Gaither were dealt. The Ravens then would need to replace Oher on the . . . wait for perfunctory reference . . . non-blind side.