Jamison Hensley reports that there are now “no expectations” that the Ravens will sign OT Alejandro Villanueva, despite his earlier report.
Hensley says that it’s possible a deal gets done, but the Ravens are considering all options to replace Orlando Brown, including the draft.
Hensley reported earlier that the Ravens were expected to replace Brown with Villanueva likely after the draft.
Anderson explains that Villanueva is viewed by the Ravens as being able to play right tackle with the flexibility to swing inside if need be or play left tackle depending on Ronnie Stanley‘s health.
Villanueva, 32, wound up signing on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Army back in 2015. He was waived during the preseason and later signed to the Steelers’ practice squad at the start of the season.
Pittsburgh brought Villanueva back on a one-year exclusive rights deal before signing him to a four-year, $24 million contract in 2017. He’s currently testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
In 2020, Villanueva appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers, making 16 starts for them at left tackle.
We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2021 Free Agents list.