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Ravens Center Matt Skura Signs Free Agent Tender

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Center Matt Skura has signed his restricted free agent tender, according to his agent.

Skura has started 39 games over the past three seasons for the Ravens. He was in the midst of a strong 2019, as part of a strong offensive line that enabled the Ravens to break the single-season rushing yard record. Unfortunately, he suffered a season-ending injury against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12. He was diagnosed with a torn ACL, MCL, and PCL and a dislocated knee cap.

As a result of the injury, the Ravens offered Skura the low tender worth $2.1 million instead of the second-round tender worth $3.2 million. He seems to be recovering well. His agent posted this video of Skura working out and stated that he is "way ahead of schedule".

Retaining Skura is a strong move for the Ravens. They are thin at the interior offensive line spots right now, and Skura is a quality center who has some experience at guard, as well. It is worth noting that undrafted rookie Patrick Mekari played very well in Skura's absence. Mekari did not allow a sack and posted a PFF grade of 70.5. Playing Mekari and Skura together is an intriguing possibility.