10 observations from Baltimore Ravens' depth chart for Week 1 vs. Houston Texans

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6. Ben Cleveland moves to the right, Patrick Mekari gets backup-center duties

Veteran offensive lineman Ben Cleveland entered the offseason in the leading position to get the nod as the starting left guard of the Ravens Flock. Not even one game into the preseason he was already fighting for his life.

Things didn't improve for Cleveland through the summer, but at the end of the day, his experience and his versatility guaranteed him a spot in the final 53-man roster. That, though, came with the caveat of finding him to the right of the center instead of the left side of the line.

In the first depth chart ahead of Week 1 that was confirmed, as Cleveland is listed as the main RG backup to Kevin Zeitler's starting role.

Also across the offensive line, Patrick Mekari makes not one but two cameos in backup roles at both the center and the left tackle positions.

Baltimore decided to cut their lone backup center Sam Mustipher a week ago, later re-signing him to their practice squad and betting on Mekari's versatility to handle backup duties across the line instead of carrying Mustipher's limited skill set.