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Week 7 Outlook
Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva is active for Monday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts.
The veteran tackle missed two practices but has been cleared to play against the Colts. Villanueva has been filling in on the left side for the always injured Ronnie Stanley. His presence is a big boost against one of the more intimidating front fours in the AFC. Villanueva being active is good news for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens entire offense.
Former Steelers and current free-agent LT Alejandro Villanueva has reportedly signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens, per Ian Rapoport.
Villanueva opts to stay within the AFC North, earning eight million fully guaranteed on a two-year, $14 million contract with the Ravens. The hulking 6'9", 320-pound Villanueva will likely be used to fill the hole at right tackle after Baltimore traded Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs just over a week ago. Villanueva was the only Steelers lineman to rank above a 60 in run-blocking during the 2020 season, as graded by Pro Football Focus. He has shown dominance in pass protection throughout his six-year career in Pittsburgh and will help strengthen Baltimore's offensive line in 2021, which the team heavily relies upon in its run-centric, RPO-styled offense under OC Greg Roman.
Per Jamison Hensley of ESPN, the Baltimore Ravens are expected to sign veteran OT Alejandro Villanueva.
The Ravens are reportedly set to sign Villanueva shortly after the trade of OT Orlando Brown to the Chiefs. Villanueva, 32-years old, is expected to take Brown's vacant spot on the offensive line. The deal is expected to become official after the NFL Draft at which point contract details will be available. Villanueva previously spent the last five years with the division rival Steelers.