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Jeremy Zuttah received a cross-country road trip. He was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on March 16 in a swap of sixth-round picks (Baltimore moved up 12 spots) and was then released by a two-win 49ers team on Aug. 9 after he lost the battle for the starting center job.
Now, Zuttah returns to the place where he was unwanted just five months ago.
Asked if he thought he would be back with Baltimore after the trade occurred,C.J. Mosley Jerseys Zuttah simply said, "No."Zuttah, 31, came back to the Ravens on a two-year, $4 million deal (it could reach $6 million if incentives are reached). Coach John Harbaugh views Zuttah more as a center than a guard, although he wasn't guaranteed a spot with the first-team offense despite starting the last three seasons in Baltimore.
The competition for the starting center job comes down to Zuttah and Ryan Jensen, who started both preseason games for the Ravens.
"They are both in play," Harbaugh said.Dennis Pitta Jerseys "We will do whatever is best for the Ravens. The best players play, and the best players are the guys who play the best. That is how we do it – always have, always will. We will see how it plays out. I love competition, Elvis Dumervil Jerseysand I’m sure that all of those guys in there want to start. They have to earn it,Eric Weddle Jerseys so that is what they will try to do."
It's unknown whether Zuttah will be able to remain the Ravens' starting center. Despite going to his first Pro Bowl, he got pushed back by the better nose tackles in the NFL.