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Kelechi Osemele | Guard

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 330
College: Iowa State
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Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele (Achilles') has resumed practicing.
Osemele was unsure of his status 11 days ago, but he's now fully on track for Week 1. Osemele was one of the league's best guards last season. Aug 31 - 1:49 PM

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Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele has been slowed by an Achilles' issue, and admits he'd probably be sidelined for Week 1 were it today.

Osemele got "stepped on" August 5, and the injury has been "pretty bad ever since." Osemele said "we'll see" when asked about his Week 1 status. Although Osemele's pessimism is concerning, he's still been getting in practice reps. We'd guess he'll be ready for the opener.
Aug 20 - 5:45 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports contract-year LG Kelechi Osemele isn't expected to give the Ravens a "hometown discount" in extension talks.

Three weeks shy of his 26th birthday, Osemele was one of the best guards in the league last season. The Ravens are in a tough spot, as RG Marshal Yanda is also in a contract year. Yanda is 4.5 years older than Osemele, which will certainly weigh in GM Ozzie Newsome's mind as he decides whom to extend.
Jun 4 - 4:50 PM

Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele is a candidate for an extension.

With Marshal Yanda contract talks at a standstill, Baltimore could turn its attention to locking up Osemele, who is five years younger and coming off a top-four run-blocking grade by PFF. Osmele should be targeting at least $15M guaranteed.
May 16 - 4:46 PM

Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele (knee) is listed as probable for Week 8.

The Ravens are also getting back LT Eugene Monroe (knee) this week. OC Gary Kubiak's work has flown under the radar this year, but he deserves recognition for keeping Baltimore's offense rolling without Monroe, Osemele, and Dennis Pitta. Expect more Week 8 success against the Bengals' collapsing defense.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 03:43:00 PM

Ravens declared LG Kelechi Osemele, WR Marlon Brown, DE Chris Canty, DT Timmy Jernigan, LT Eugene Monroe, ILB Arthur Brown, and TE Ryan Taylor inactive for Week 6 against the Bucs.

Osemele is battling a knee sprain. Gino Gradkowski will start in his place. Good luck with Gerald McCoy, Gino. Brown has a pelvis issue. Canty's battling a wrist problem. UDFA James Hurst will get another start in place of Monroe.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 11:43:00 AM

Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele (knee, questionable) is considered a game-time decision for Week 6 despite not practicing all week.

Osemele hyperextended his right knee against the Colts last week. The injury is not believed to be major, and he has a "solid chance" of playing Sunday. With LT Eugene Monroe already ruled out, the Ravens would be in a world of trouble if Osemele cannot play.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:29:00 AM

Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele (back surgery) participated 100 percent in workouts this past week.

Osemele underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk back in November. The Ravens haven't gone full-tilt on the practice field yet, but Osemele looks good and will be full-go for training camp. His reinsertion into the starting lineup will be a big boon to the Baltimore offense.
Sun, May 18, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Ravens G/T Kelechi Osemele (back surgery) remains on track with his rehab.

Osemele went under the knife in November and was slapped with a three-month timetable before he could resume real physical activity. Now he's building his body back up. Osemele's return, likely as the starting left guard, will be a nice boost to an offensive line that projects to be vastly improved in 2014.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 08:25:00 AM

The Ravens plan to keep Kelechi Osemele (back surgery) at left guard.

Osemele was a college left tackle and has played some right tackle in the pros, but the Ravens have internally determined his best position is guard. From left to right, here's how we project Baltimore's O-Line as it stands: LT Eugene Monroe, LG Osemele, C Jeremy Zuttah, RG Marshal Yanda, RT Rick Wagner. The Ravens would be smart to bring in competition for Wagner at right tackle.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 07:44:00 AM

Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele (back surgery) is expected to participate in the team's offseason program.

Osemele spent the final nine games of 2013 on injured reserve, but has made enough progress that he's expected to be ready for the start of OTAs. He'll likely be asked to move to right tackle with Michael Oher set to leave in free agency. Osemele is owed just $694,170 next season and is signed through 2015.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Ravens placed LG Kelechi Osemele (back surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

24-year-old Osemele was a key component of Baltimore's 2012 Super Bowl run, manhandling the likes of Vince Wilfork and Justin Smith in the playoffs. His play slipped dramatically this year due to back woes that now must be surgically repaired. Osemele is signed cheaply through the 2015 season. He's likely to remain a starter in 2014, but will have to get back to full health.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele (back) is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Osemele admitted last week that a back injury was affecting his play and that he expected to undergo offseason surgery. Apparently, the Ravens are going to get it fixed now. Osemele played promisingly as a rookie last season but hasn't been the same player in 2013. Michael Oher is scheduled to become a free agent. Osemele could move back to right tackle in 2014 if the Ravens don't bring Oher back. Short-armed center A.Q. Shipley will fill in at left guard.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 01:01:00 PM

Ravens LG Kelechi Osemele admits that a back injury has affected his play and he expects to undergo offseason surgery.

"I've been dealing with it for a while and it's getting to the point where I'm going to eventually go ahead and get that fixed," Osemele said. "I was avoiding it for as long as I could, gambling with it. I just can't afford to gamble with it any longer. It's something I definitely have to do something with after the season." Osemele has graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 49 overall guard this season.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 01:25:00 PM

Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta says second-year OL Kelechi Osemele has the "skill set to be an outstanding right tackle."

Osemele, the No. 60 overall pick in last year's draft, started all 16 regular season games at right tackle as a rookie before moving to left guard for the playoffs. With Bryant McKinnie back in the fold, Osemele will focus on left guard as a sophomore. But left tackle-turned-right tackle Michael Oher is scheduled to be a free agent next offseason, and there have been no talks of a long-term deal.
Mon, May 6, 2013 08:01:00 PM

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TE1Crockett Gillmore
2Maxx Williams
3Nick Boyle
4Dennis Pitta
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2James Hurst
LG1Kelechi Osemele
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2Ryan Jensen
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RT1Rick Wagner
K1Justin Tucker