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Ravens add center Jeremy Zuttah through trade from Bucs

Center acquired for 2015 middle-round draft pick National Football Post

Print This March 23, 2014, 05:29 PM EST

The Ravens traded a 2015 middle-round draft pick today to acquire center Jeremy Zuttah from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

According to The Baltimore Sun, Zuttah's original four-year, $17.09 million Buccaneers contract has been renegotiated to lower his salary-cap figures o $4.5 million for 2015 and $4.25 million in 2015 that were remaining on his Tampa Bay contract

"This can be an outstanding change for me," Zuttah told The Sun. "It will be a great new start. I just want to win a championship. The Baltimore Ravens, just saying the name, it holds weight. When you say the team name, they have a very positive image and a great reputation. I'm very excited."

Zuttah was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Buccaneers out of Rutgers. He has started 76 of 90 career games in six NFL seasons.

"We said at the beginning of the offseason that we would be adding quality players to our line, and Jeremy fits that description,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement. “We are getting a player who has started at both center and guard, and played well at each position. We're excited to have him as a Raven and believe he can play a significant role for us."
 

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