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Ravens Sign Former Bearcats Standout Parker Ehinger

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A familiar face in Bearcat Country is getting another shot in the NFL.

The Baltimore Ravens have signed former Cincinnati Bearcats tackle Parker Ehinger to help solidify their offensive front. The Ravens’ need for veteran offensive lineman became evident after tackle Andre Smith, himself a former Cincinnati Bengal, opted out of the 2020 football season.

Ehinger was a three-year starter for the Bearcats, serving as a right guard during his sophomore and junior years before moving left tackle as a senior. During Gunner Kiel’s heyday, Ehinger was a big reason that the Bearcats registered one of the nation’s leading offenses, year-in and year-out.

Ehinger was a fourth round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016 but a series of knee injuries prevented him from finding a permanent home on their starting offensive line. After two years in Kansas City, Ehinger was flipped to the Dallas Cowboys but again spent most of the season on IR.

In 2019, he bounced from club to club before finding a late-season spot on Baltimore’s active roster. Ehinger is a familiar face in the Ravens organization and should be capable of contributing immediately.

Let’s hope that Parker stays healthy and finds a long-term home in Baltimore. What a great opportunity he has with the Ravens, getting a chance to protect Lamar Jackson, one of the league’s elite talents in the prime of his career!

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