Yesterday afternoon free agency fever was dead in Baltimore. The news that the Ravens had cut four fan favorite players (Todd Heap, Derrick Mason, Kelly Gregg, and Willis McGahee) along with Baltimore’s possession of four unrestricted free agent offensive linemen (Marshal Yanda, Jared Gaither, Chris Chester, and Tony Moll) cast a Poe-like gloom over the Charm City. However, according to the Ravens web site and Baltimore Sun, the Ravens have agreed to terms with their 2007 third round pick — 6’3 315 lbs. guard/tackle — Marshal Yanda. With the re-signing of Yanda, one of the top free agents in this year’s class, the Ravens have spent some of the money they saved by cutting Heap, Mason, Gregg and McGahee.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but a press conference is scheduled for some time today (Wednesday). Last season Yanda started all 16 games at right tackle after Jared Gaither missed the entire year with a back injury. However, the Ravens would like to move Yanda back to right guard, which many NFL talent scouts consider his natural position.