49ers Waive C Jeremy Zuttah

Jeremy Zuttah‘s time in San Francisco did not last long. The center has been waived, per an announcement from the 49ers. In a related move, the team signed linebacker Sean Porter."<strong

Zuttah will now seek his third team of the offseason. In March, the Ravens decided to waive Zuttah before a last-minute call from the Niners turned the transaction into a trade. At the time, Zuttah was expected to slot in as the team’s starting center.

Apparently, Zuttah did not meet expectations. Daniel Kilgore now profiles as the team’s new starter while Tim Barnes, who previously served as the Rams’ starting center for multiple seasons, should be his primary backup.

Zuttah was the Ravens’ starter in the middle from 2014 through 2016. Last year, the advanced metrics at Pro Football Focus placed Zuttah as the 13th best center in the league. His 82.7 score was his best showing since his rookie campaign.

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  1. aircobra

    At least you fixed your mistake when you called Barnes their starting center. The whole reason he was waived was because of how well Kilgore was playing and his refusal to play other positions.

  2. connfyoozed

    This is surprising but not shocking. Zuttah is OK but not nearly as good as deserving of being in the Pro Bowl last year. I can’t say that he’s any worse than Barnes or Kilgore but maybe this is more about money or comfort in their system.

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