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I guess im Ok with it, if its a cheap deal, and hes either G or backup center. I want to see what Jensen can do first 

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A three-year starter in Baltimore, Zuttah reportedly signed a two-year, $4 million deal and will help a Ravens offensive line that lost three players since the start of training camp

2 mil a year seems high for a backup.. Most means this shifts Jensen to LG

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Stanley, Jensen, Zuttah, Yanda, Howard

Backups are Hurst, Skura, Wesley??? That looks solid enough. Hurst as a do-it-all provide better value as a backup than a starter. Behind him the depth is even more questionable.

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TBH, I'd rather stick with Jensen at center and Hurst at guard than have Zuttah back at the point.

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Let's look at it this way -- at the very least, he provides depth in the event that we lose another LG to retirement/injury/math/etc.

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Just being able to get out on the field =/= depth. This is an awful move made even worse by the fact that he's not being brought back on a minimum deal. 

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39 minutes ago, coordinator0 said:

Just being able to get out on the field =/= depth. This is an awful move made even worse by the fact that he's not being brought back on a minimum deal. 

Well, at least we got to move up in next years draft for essentially nothing. xD

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18 minutes ago, RavensTillIDie said:

Well, at least we got to move up in next years draft for essentially nothing. xD

The deal involved picks from the 2017 draft. So the Ravens moved up and took... Chuck Clark. Yay?

And just so it's out there, Zuttah's cap hit for 2017 was going to be $4,607,000 before being traded to San Francisco. After he was the Ravens accumulated $2,214,412 in dead money from that move which is still going to count against the cap (because dead money doesn't go away until it expires). So if Zuttah's cap hit this season is any more than $2,392,588 he's actually going to count more against the cap for Baltimore than he would have before being traded to the 49ers. 

Now it's probably not going to be more than that for a supposedly 2-year deal worth $4 million, but there won't be a significant difference for the end total when it's all said and done either. So yeah, the move was essentially for nothing. Which still isn't good since Zuttah is terrible and needed to be off the team. Not brought back.

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1 minute ago, coordinator0 said:

The deal involved picks from the 2017 draft. So the Ravens moved up and took... Chuck Clark. Yay?

And just so it's out there, Zuttah's cap hit for 2017 was going to be $4,607,000 before being traded to San Francisco. After he was the Ravens accumulated $2,214,412 in dead money from that move which is still going to count against the cap (because dead money doesn't go away until it expires). So if Zuttah's cap hit this season is any more than $2,392,588 he's actually going to count more against the cap for Baltimore than he would have before being traded to the 49ers. 

Now it's probably not going to be more than that for a supposedly 2-year deal worth $4 million, but there won't be a significant difference for the end total when it's all said and done either. So yeah, the move was essentially for nothing. Which still isn't good since Zuttah is terrible and needed to be off the team. Not brought back.

Way to kill the only positive outlook I had on the move. :(

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Ugh.  He's just a poor fit for what we want to do on the OL now.  I'd rather have rolled the dice on Skura or Hurst than spend this much cap space on a guy who couldn't even win a starting spot for a likely bottom 5 team playing a favourable scheme

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