Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome conducted a conference call with season-ticket holders on Wednesday night. Among other things, Newsome said that tackle Jared Gaither could be back in 2011.
“If we operate under the 2010 rules,” Newsome said, per Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun, “we would still have Jared Gaither. . . . He’d get a chance to come back and start also.”
Gaither was moved last year from the left side to the right side. He showed up for camp lighter than expected, and back trouble eventually resulted in his placement on injured reserve, without playing in a single game, preseason or regular season.
It’s believed that Gaither would compete with third-round draft pick Jah Reid at right tackle, with Michael Oher staying put on the left side.
Newsome also said that the team will be looking for a pass rusher, a backup quarterback, and a fullback once free agency begins.