The Patriots' depth at offensive tackle is highlighted by the case of Mark LeVoir.
LeVoir, who joined the Patriots in 2008 after being claimed on waivers from the Rams, was fifth on the team's depth chart in training camp. Matt Light, Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder and Steve Maneri were playing in front of him.
LeVoir had appeared in 32 games with the Patriots from 2008-2010, with two starts (both in '08). Most of his action came on the field-goal protection unit, so when the Patriots released him last Wednesday, the move didn't generate major headlines.
But with LeVoir landing with the Ravens, it sure has in Baltimore.
LeVoir is already running with the Ravens' top unit and is the topic of a column by Mike Preston in today's Baltimore Sun. The headline reads "New right tackle LeVoir could be a mauler for Ravens."
Meanwhile, Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times previously highlighted why the Ravens were pleased to land LeVoir.
"LeVoir is a guy with a lot of experience. He has played in New England, and we love their system. Very well-coached by Dante Scarnecchia, so that's a big plus," coach John Harbaugh explained.