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Golden Nuggets: 49ers trade for C/G Jeremy Zuttah

San Francisco 49ers links for March 16, 2017

The San Francisco 49ers had been quiet this week, after a whirlwind of activity the first few days of free agency. However, they jumped back into the mix on Wednesday with a trade for Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah. The 49ers acquired Zuttah and the two teams swapped sixth round picks. The Ravens get pick No. 186, and the 49ers get pick No. 198.

Zuttah was named a Pro Bowl alternate this past year, and Pro Football Focus ranked him No. 14 among centers. He will compete with Daniel Kilgore for the starting center role, but both players provide versatility. Kilgore played some guard before he became the starting center, while Zuttah played a lot of guard during his six years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As Matt Barrows noted, in 117 career starts, Zuttah has started 71 times at center, 41 times at left guard, and five times at right guard.

The 49ers lack any semblance of depth along the offensive line, so Zuttah provides a significant upgrade. Zane Beadles is the left guard and swing tackle for the time being, but the team will add at least a couple more offensive linemen to the mix. Whether it is through free agency or the draft remains to be seen, but there will be more offensive linemen.

On to the links!

Jeremy Zuttah trade

49ers Acquire OL Jeremy Zuttah in Trade with Ravens (
49ers trade for Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah (Barrows)
49ers trade for Ravens center Zuttah (Branch)
49ers make a trade with Baltimore for Pro Bowler Jeremy Zuttah (Jones)
Analyzing John Lynch's First Trade as 49ers GM (
Grade the trade: 49ers make smart, low-cost addition to O-line (Biderman)

Tim Hightower visit

Report: 49ers will host Saints RB Hightower (Branch)
Report: 49ers to meet with Saints free agent running back (Biderman)


Grant Cohn: Grading the 49ers' roster moves in free agency (Cohn)
In addition to free agent signings, new 49ers regime has trimmed fat off Baalke’s roster (Jones)
San Francisco 49ers free agents laying the team's foundation (Wagoner)
49ers Mailbag: Who joins QBs Hoyer and Barkley, and when? (Maiocco)
49ers find another field general in Sports Illustrated mock NFL draft (Biderman)
ESPN’s Todd McShay says 49ers tap D-line with No. 2 pick in NFL draft (Biderman)