Ravens trade for Zuttah
The Baltimore Ravens have traded for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Jeremy Zuttah. The Ravens will give up a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft for Zuttah. As I wrote this week the Ravens needed to upgrade their center position and Zuttah does that.
Zuttah will also get a new long-term deal with the Ravens that will lower his salary cap number, details of the deal have yet to be announced. Zuttah still needs to pass his physical for the deal to be completed. Zuttah was a third-round draft in the 2008 NFL draft and has started 76 out of 90 games, all with the Buccaneers.
The impressive thing about Zuttah is that he can play three different offensive line positions, he has started at left and right guard as well as center. Geno Gradkowski will likely be the backup if the Ravens decide to keep him
Zuttah is by no means one of the NFL’s top centers, but he is athletic and works hard and is slightly bigger than Gradkowski. I would describe Zuttah as a stable starter who should sure up the Ravens biggest position weakness. Zuttah also will be a good fit in the Ravens locker room as he already knows Ray Rice, who he played with in college. The Ravens now need to concentrate on filling their free safety and right tackle hole.
Here is the Ravens tweet about Zuttah’s deal.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 23, 2014