Bucs deal Jeremy Zuttah to Ravens

Updated: March 23, 2014, 5:07 PM ET
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Baltimore Ravens traded a 2015 mid-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for center Jeremy Zuttah.

The Ravens were looking to upgrade at center over Gino Gradkowski, and Zuttah was available after the Buccaneers signed Evan Dietrich-Smith last week.

The deal occurred a day before the NFL owners meetings officially started.

Zuttah, 27, has been a two-year starter for the Buccaneers.

Offensive line was a major weakness for the Ravens last season, and Gradkowski struggled in his first season as a starter. Matt Birk, the Ravens' starter from 2009 to 2012, retired after Baltimore's Super Bowl XLVII win.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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