In mid-November, through a bounce-back again time that culminated with 16 common-time starts off and a Pro Bowl physical appearance, Ravens guard Marshal Yanda explained he would fear about “big-photograph stuff” in the offseason.
After a time-ending ankle harm in 2017, not to point out recurring shoulder problems, the 34-12 months-outdated Yanda had explained in August that, at his age, “every 12 months, you form of have to re-assess and re-evaluate” your upcoming. But Ravens coach John Harbaugh explained Wednesday that he thinks soccer stays in his designs for 2019.
“I haven’t heard that he’s not” returning, Harbaugh informed reporters at the NFL scouting mix. “So if there is a scoop out there that tells me if not, I’m all ears. I do not want to hear that. That is lousy information I do not want to get. My being familiar with is, Marshal Yanda is coming back again and completely ready to roll, and which is exactly where we still left it at the conclude of the time. To my understanding, very little has modified on that.”
Yanda’s return would stabilize the team’s proper guard location for at the very least one more time, offering the Ravens a tested run blocker in a procedure that values that attribute. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley, a Pro Bowl alternate last time, is established to rejoin him along the line, but his very long-phrase upcoming as Lamar Jackson’s blind-facet protector could be in flux.
As a very first-round decide in 2016, Stanley could have his fifth-12 months crew option picked up, extending his rookie agreement as a result of 2020. The Ravens declined to decide up huge receiver Breshad Perriman’s option last 12 months and exercised inside linebacker C.J. Mosley’s in 2017. A agreement extension for Stanley could also be doable, as typical manager Eric DeCosta has built retaining the team’s youthful standouts a precedence.
“I feel we have a lot of diverse solutions with Ronnie,” DeCosta explained. “I feel he is playing particularly properly, and I enjoy the way that he concluded the time this 12 months. He truly developed on the successes that he had two many years back, and we are enthusiastic about him relocating forward. He is a terrific youthful gentleman. He is enthusiastic. He is a superior player at a truly, truly essential place, so we will have those people discussions, I feel, at some level before long.”
The deadline for exercising fifth-12 months solutions is Could 3.