Now that the Ravens are having issues protecting quarterback Joe Flacco, will there be changes heading into Sunday's home game vs. the Dallas Cowboys or the near future?
It last week's 9-6 struggle vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, it marked the second time this season Flacco had been sacked four times in a game. Rookie Kelechi Osemele has been starting at right tackle and virtual rookie Ramon Harewood, in his third year after two injury-plagued seasons, is at left guard.
Former starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie believes it's a matter of time before he gets the call for his old job.
"I'm ready to get back. I will be back at a certain point. Just don't know exactly when," said McKinnie, who was replaced by Michael Oher after he was moved from right tackle to create room for Osemele.
McKinnie was demoted during training camp, taking snaps mostly with the second unit after he reported late and wasn't in top shape. A week before the season-opener, the Ravens threatened to cut him unless he restructured his contract. McKinnie almost left, but a deal was worked out in the 11th hour.
"Bryant's ready to play right now. Circumstances dictate a lot of things sometimes," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday.
This is McKinnie's 11th season after spending the first nine with the Minnesota Vikings.
"This is the first time I've ever had a break since I got in the league. I jumped in and went straight ahead, never really missed any games," he said. "It does seem weird being on the sideline not really contributing as much. I'm just playing my part right now. Better believe when I get back in there I'm going to show you all what you've been missing."