Baltimore Ravens Release Offensive Lineman

In a surprising move, the Baltimore Ravens are parting with a young starter along their offensive line. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday afternoon that the team was releasing offensive lineman Tyre Phillips:
Drafted in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Phillips has started 13 games for the Ravens over the past two seasons, but the team must not have liked what they saw. He sported middling grades the past two years according to Pro Football Focus, but his versatility, playing time, and draft position suggested the Ravens likely had long-term plans for him.
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Listed at a mammoth 6-5 and 344 pounds, Phillips entered the league out of Mississippi State profiling as a dominant run blocker and people mover. The Ravens led the league in rushing during his rookie year but fell to third last year with Lamar Jackson missing five games. Considering Phillips has starts at both guard and tackle and is still only 25 years old, he will likely find a spot on a team looking to employ a punishing, run-heavy offense similar to the Ravens.
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