Report: Ravens are expected to sign Alejandro Villanueva after draft

Pittsburgh Steelers v Tennessee Titans
Getty Images

The Ravens traded right tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to the Chiefs on Friday. They are expected to replace him with Alejandro Villanueva, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.

The team won’t make the deal official until after Mary 3, the deadline for signings that factor into the formula for compensatory draft picks. The Ravens are expected to receive two fourth-round choices in the 2022 draft.

Villanueva visited the Ravens on Thursday.

The Ravens have Pro Bowler Ronnie Stanley at left tackle, and Brown only wants to play left tackle, which made him expendable.

Villanueva signed with the Steelers in 2014 after the Eagles cut him. After spending a year on the practice squad, Villanueva became the Steelers’ starting left tackle in 2015.

He started every game the past five seasons before hitting free agency this offseason.

8 responses to “Report: Ravens are expected to sign Alejandro Villanueva after draft

  1. Great guy to have on your team. But let’s face it, he was a revolving door last year in pass protection.
    Snap. Whiff. Sack.

    [Thank you for your service, A.V.–you are a great American.]

  2. Villanueva is a below average tackle. That’s why there has been no rush by anyone to sign him, including his current team. The Ravens need to draft a good OT prospect in the draft. Otherwise, they’ll have problems.

  3. Looked up his stats and he allowed 3 sacks in 1098 snaps last year. Pittsburgh was trying to figure out a way to keep him. It’s always funny to hear when players leave a team they were a revolving door when in fact they were pretty decent.

  4. The reason Villanueva only gave up three sacks is because Rothlisberger got rid of the football far faster than any other NFL football. Why? Because his lineman couldn’t contain any rush.

  5. Pittsburgh was not trying to find a way to keep him. Never made him an offer.
    They re-signed a bunch of players who they initially cut or were free agents.
    He was not among them.

  6. The Ravens don’t typically pick guys off the “trash” heap. I’m sure this guy is plenty serviceable. My not be Pro Bowler or HOFer….

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.