BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Ravens are making a change in the middle of their offensive line, the center to be exact.
Center Jeremy Zuttah was traded to the San Francisco 49ers for an exchange of draft picks.
The Ravens will move up 12 spots in the sixth round. Baltimore will now select with the 186th pick, while San Francisco will have the 198th selection. Zuttah must pass a physical to make the deal official.
Zuttah was set to make a $3.5 million base salary in 2017, but his release would give the team just under $2.4 million in cap space.
Zuttah started 41 games for the Ravens over the last three seasons and played every game last season.
Potential in-house candidates to replace Zuttah include: John Urschel and Ryan Jensen.