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Marshal Yanda to take the next month to decide on NFL future

Ravens, Marshal Yanda

Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda is contemplating retirement, but he is still going to take some time to decide what his future will hold.

Yanda was selected in the third round by the Ravens in the 2017 draft, and he has made one of the All-Pro Teams in seven of his last nine seasons.

“I’m going to take my time now that I’m officially done playing for the year, just take some time over the next month and basically go with my heart,” Yanda said, via the team’s Twitter account.

After the Pro Bowl game on Sunday, Yanda was asked if the game had any special meaning because it might be his last game ever.

“Not necessarily,” Yanda said via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “You’re not in that frame of mind. I definitely didn’t think about it too much today because it’s the Pro Bowl. It’s more of a relaxed game than an intense game so I didn’t have those feelings as much as I did as the Tennessee game.”

This isn’t the first time that Marshal Yanda has contemplated retirement, so it’s unclear what way he might be leaning. The Ravens have a big offseason ahead, but if Yanda does come back, one of their biggest holes if filled.

If he does play another year, every starter from the 2019 offense will be back. If he does leave, it’s going to leave a big hole on the offensive line that the team is going to need to scramble to fill.