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Ravens Trade Guard Alex Lewis to Jets

August 05, 2019 - 10:35 pm

By Austin Medina  

As training camp rolls on, inevitable player cuts for all 32 football teams will follow. The Ravens have already began making roster moves, waiving receiver Jordan Lasley last week.

The Ravens made another move involving guard Alex Lewis Monday.

Baltimore planned to waive Lewis, insetad they executed a trade with the Jets and picked up a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick in the process.

The decision to move on from Lewis provides the Ravens a glaring need at left guard. Lewis started in 10 games last season, although his inability to stay healthy certainly played a factor in the Ravens decision.

Both a shoulder and neck injury confined Lewis to play in just 20 games (18 starts) in his three-year career with Baltimore.

Additional reports indicate that Lewis’ rehab away from the team struck a nerve with the Ravens.

The Ravens offensive line has been a staple in the Ravens success, led by right guard Marshal Yanda. Players such as James Hurst, Jermaine Eluemunor, and fourth-round selection Ben Powers figure to be in direct competition for the starting left guard position.