Though draft weekend came and went without anyone making an offer for Ravens tackle Jared Gaither, it’s not as if no one was interested.
We’re told that the Cowboys and the Bills sniffed around the restricted free agent in the weeks preceding the draft. The Ravens had applied a first-round tender to the former Maryland Terrapin, but the team had made it clear that it was willing to consider a lower level of consideration.
It’s rare that a starting-caliber left tackle is available, since they’re so hard to find. The problem for the Ravens is that they have two of them, and that they apparently believe 2009 first-rounder Michael Oher will become the better player, sooner rather than later.
So the question becomes whether the Ravens will move him for whatever they can get, or whether they’ll keep him for another year at a salary of $2.5 million, and then watch him leave as an unrestricted free agent.