Bobbie Williams‘ chances at the starting left guard spot in Baltimore are looking better.
Second-round pick Kelechi Osemele will be out until training camp because of a quadriceps injury. Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports that he’s expected to be fine once camp rolls around, but his absence means he’s missing a chance to impress Ravens coaches now. That could seriously hinder his chances of winning a competition with Williams and Jah Reid.
Williams ran with the first team during Tuesday’s practice and his experience would seem to give him an edge in the ultimate battle for the spot. The Ravens have never minded playing with older linemen, including Willie Anderson who also made a late-career jump from Cincinnati to the Ravens. The aspirations that the Ravens have for this season also point in the direction of going with age over two players with no experience as a starting guard in the NFL.
With veteran Tony Wragge also on board as an interior line option, Reid might wind up back at tackle once the season rolls around.