Once the NFL Lockout is lifted and a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is signed, there will be a ton of free agents on the market, including more than a few Baltimore Ravens. One of the players the Ravens will have to make a decision on is offensive lineman Chris Chester, who is probably not at the forefront of most fans' minds compared to the possibility of losing other players on the team.
However, according to a story on Football News Now, the Ravens should take a serious look at Chester before making the decision to let him sign with another team. Chester has been a valuable and versatile backup on the team, playing at both guard and center depending on the team's current needs. He's backed up center Matt Birk and has moved out to right guard when Marshal Yanda had to play right tackle most of 2010 due to injuries and lack of depth on the offensive line.
Chester brings a veteran presence to two positions on the line and with the probability of Yanda being re-signed and moving back to RG, Chester would more than likely be relegated to a backup position once again. At the same time, with all the injuries the team has had on the offensive line, that ability to be plugged in where needed, with a solid understanding of the team's playbook might be worth signing the guy rather than just looking elsewhere for help and letting Chester walk.