The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran offensive lineman Casey Rabach. It’s a two year deal that will add depth to the Ravens lacking offensive line.
Matt Birk is not getting any younger and a proven backup will help solidify the center position. Birk’s knee injuries have raised a lot of questions surrounding the 35 year old veterans future. Though Rabach is also an older player at 33, it never hurts to have someone that can fill in after injury.
This is not Rabach’s first time wearing the purple and black. Rabach was drafted by the Ravens in 2001 and played for four years before signing with the Washington Redskins as a free agent in 2005.
The Ravens have a lot of options with Rabach. He can play center or guard which will be extremely helpful now that Chris Chester is in Washington. If Jah Reid doesn’t pan out and Marshall Yanda moves back to right tackle, Rabach would definitely be considered as the starting right guard. As of now, this is all speculation and we won’t know for sure what happens until week one.
I am very interested to see how the line comes together as they have been decimated through injuries and free agency. There are still some options on the free agent market so don’t count that path out.