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First round pick LT Ronnie Stanley officially signs with the Baltimore Ravens

Under contract, ready to work

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens have officially signed left tackle Ronnie Stanley.

This is very important as the Ravens didn't have a single hitch in signings so far. No hold-outs, no drama, just rookies barring down ready to get the paperwork out of the way, and hitting the field. The biggest development so far has been Keenan Reynolds needing permission from the Navy to play football, in which he has received said permission

Ronnie Stanley will be in immediate competition with Eugene Monroe for the starting Left Tackle position. Eugene Monroe has unfortunately been injured the past two seasons, but when healthy excels in pass protection. No doubt having a healthy rookie to lean upon allows the Ravens great depth where there was not before. Harbaugh did say that the team will put, "the best five guys" on the line, and that nothing is guaranteed to any lineman. Obviously this discludes Marshal Yanda,  because every person knows he's tops in the league for quarterback protection, and running backs best friend.

With Ronnie Stanley now being on the books, the Ravens decided to officially part ways with the Marlon Brown experiment. After a stellar rookie season in which he tied the rookie franchise record for most touchdowns (7), has done very little afterwards. Most have realized he was only that productive due to the lack of depth in wide receivers. Starting players that season were Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, and Brandon Stokley. Obviously nothing special, and Marlon was just playing CB4's that were mismatched on size and overall skill.

In addition to these transactions, the Ravens signed free agent cornerback Jerraud Powers. Powers, 28, is entering his eighth season in the NFL and spent the 2015 season with the Arizona Cardinals. During the 2015 season, Powers accumulated 52 tackles, one sack, and one interception. According to, Powers will compete for the starting job opposite of cornerback Jimmy Smith.