Today, the Baltimore Ravens made a move seldom made in the NFL. The organization brought back a player that they had traded earlier this offseason. The player, Jeremy Zuttah, was traded to the 49ers in March. Through the trade, the Ravens received pick number 186 in the draft, a 6th round pick. The 49ers also received pick number 198, also in the 6th round. Despite being selected to the Pro Bowl, Zuttah had a very shaky season last year as Baltimore’s starting center. The organization decided to move on from him, and they gambled with Ryan Jensen at center. However, injuries to the interior offensive line have left the Ravens with no choice but to bring in a new addition to the line. Zuttah just happened to be the best option for the Ravens.
Bringing in Zuttah is a boost to the Ravens offensive line in many ways. Obviously, he is going to provide depth at a position that is desperately in need of it. Zuttah is also going on his 10th season in the NFL and had three previously with Baltimore. With so much experience, he will be able to step right in and fill a void for the Ravens. Despite being the starting center for the Ravens for the past few years, the Ravens will likely not play Zuttah at center. The current starting center, Ryan Jensen, has made incredible strides after assuming the role from Zuttah. It would be unfair, and frankly stupid, to replace him at this time. Instead, Zuttah will probably find himself starting at guard, specifically the left guard position. The presumptive starter at left guard, Alex Lewis, is now out for the season with a torn labrum. The Ravens also lost rookie guard Nico Siragusa for the season, after he tore his ACL, MCL, and PCL. With Jarrod Pughsley as the only other player in that spot, expect Baltimore to place Zuttah at left guard going forward.