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Quick Hits: Ravens sign Willie Anderson

It was just reported on that the Baltimore Ravens just signed recently released Cincinnati Bengal veteran offensive tackle Willie Anderson. Anderson was rumored to be in Baltimore for a physical and this confirms the rumors and supposedly seals the deal. ESPN's John Clayton is reporting the terms of the deal as $10.5 million over three years, which is probably the main reason he signed here rather than with a more likely playoff contender. Not a bad payday for a 13 year veteran.

This is a huge signing for the Ravens. Even though it appears both offensive tackles may be healthy and ready for Sunday, Anderson's presence should give the coaches and rookie Joe Flacco a bit more confidence. I'm not exactly positive but I thought Anderson was a right tackle and should he stay there with the Ravens, that would most likely move Adam Terry over to the left tackle position and putting the youngster Jared Gaither on the sidelines as a pretty decent insurance policy.

All in all, an impressive pickup for a team just not satisfied to play the youngsters and see how the season stacks up. The Ravens still believe they can compete in this division and I have seen crazier things happen, as their defense, if healthy, should keep them in most games this year.