Ravens: 4 remaining free agents who have connections to Baltimore

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4. Ravens free agent target: Kelechi Osemele (OG)

A second-round pick of the Ravens in the 2012 NFL Draft, Kelechi Osemele was a solid starter for four years in Baltimore.

After starting all 16 games at right tackle as a rookie and helping lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl title, Osemele moved over to left guard in his sophomore season after impressing at the position during the team’s playoff run.

He’d find a home at left guard playing out the remainder of his tenure at the position before leaving to become one of the better guards in football with the Raiders.

Age clearly isn’t on Osemele’s side as he turned 32-years-old last month. On top of that, injuries have caught up with him as he’s played just eight games over the last two seasons.

But as quality depth, the Ravens could do a lot worse.

Baltimore’s guard depth is already pretty solid. Kevin Zeitler is penciled in as the starting right guard while third-round rookie Ben Cleveland is the favorite to win the starting left guard job out of camp.

He’ll be competing with the likes of Ben Powers, Tyre Phillips, and Ben Bredeson. But it never hurts to have additional offensive line depth.

Osemele could be signed to compete with Cleveland for the starting left guard and serve as extra depth at one of the most important positions on the team.

He got his start in Baltimore — maybe he could finish his career here too.