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Kelechi Osemele | Guard

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 330
College: Iowa State
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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. May 18 - 11:47 AM

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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.
Apr 23 - 8:25 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.
Mar 25 - 7:44 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.
Feb 22 - 4:33 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

With Bryant McKinnie back in the fold, Ravens second-year OL Kelechi Osemele will focus on left guard this season.

Osemele was shuttled all around the line as a rookie before settling in at left guard and turning in a dominant playoff run. Most memorably, he physically manhandled Vince Wilfork repeatedly in the AFC title game before kicking the tar out of Justin Smith in Super Bowl 47. A dancing bear-slash-mauler at 6-foot-5, 333, Osemele may soon develop into Baltimore's best offensive lineman.
Fri, May 3, 2013 02:55:00 PM

GM Ozzie Newsome considers Kelechi Osemele the Ravens' left tackle "as of now."

A second-round rookie last season, Osemele started all 16 games at right tackle. He was inconsistent during the regular season, but turned in a whale of a performance in the Super Bowl. Ideally, Osemele would play left guard with free agent Bryant McKinnie returning to man the blindside. It's possible Osemele could get a shot at left tackle with Michael Oher manning right.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Ravens rookie Kelechi Osemele will likely start at right tackle for the Ravens on Monday night.

When asked if he'll start, Osemele replied, "I think so. It looks like it." The second-round pick had been working at left guard and right tackle throughout camp. Michael Oher will man the blindside, Bobbie Williams will play left guard, and Bryant McKinnie will work off of the bench.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 01:40:00 PM

According to the Baltimore Sun, second-round G/T Kelechi Osemele is "already one of Ravens' best linemen."

Osemele has seen heavy preseason reps at right tackle as the Ravens have eased in LT Bryant McKinnie, but reporter Mike Preston suggests he could push LG Bobbie Williams for his starting job. Preston believes Osemele is "so talented that he can play left tackle if needed." At the very least, Osemele could be pushing G/T Jah Reid off the roster.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 10:53:00 AM

Ravens second-round pick Kelechi Osemele is in the mix for the team's starting right tackle job.

After Osemele missed several weeks with a quadriceps injury, the team signed Bobbie Williams, who is in line to start at left guard. That leaves Osemele to compete with Ramon Harewood and Jah Reid for the right tackle job -- as long as Bryant McKinnie isn't around and Michael Oher continues to be forced to work on the left side. Left tackle was Osemele's primary position at Iowa State.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 09:24:00 AM

Ravens second-round OG Kelechi Osemele has been sidelined "for weeks" with a quadriceps injury.

Osemele is expected to be healthy for training camp, but he's missed valuable reps during offensive install. His injury helps explain the signing of veteran Bobbie Williams, who received an $800,000 signing bonus and first-team reps in Tuesday's practice.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 09:53:00 AM

Ravens agreed to terms with No. 60 overall pick OG Kelechi Osemele.

Osemele offers prototypical tackle size with long arms and huge hands, but he's expected to start his Ravens career on the interior. Although Osemele hasn't played guard since his freshman season at Iowa State, the Ravens will add him to the mix for the starting left guard job left vacant by Ben Grubbs' exit.
Tue, May 8, 2012 07:10:00 PM

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