Jeremy Zuttah Traded For Draft PickMarch 23rd, 2014
[UPDATE: 4:59 p.m. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports Twittered the draft pick the Bucs will receive from the Crows is a fifth round pick.]
The wholesale house cleaning of last year’s offensive line is near complete. This afternoon, the Bucs announced they traded Jeremy Zuttah to the Baltimore Crows for an undetermined draft pick in 2015.
The lone remaining starting offensive lineman from 2013 is Demar Dotson at right tackle. Donald Penn and Davin Joseph were cut and the Bucs had no interest in bringing back free agent Ted Larsen. Part-time starter Jamon Meredith was retained. Of course, there is still the question mark of Carl Nicks.
Zuttah, a Rutgers man, was drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. In his six-year career with the Buccaneers, he has started 76-of-90 games played.
Per Rotoworld.com, Zuttah was scheduled to make $4.5 million this season, which is likely why the Bucs traded him. This, of course, could free up cash for more free agents, or does Joe dare suggest, perhaps the cancer known as DeSean Jackson?