The 49ers aren’t done making moves despite the bulk of free agency mostly being over.
On Wednesday, the team traded for Jeremy Zuttah, a 30-year old offensive lineman who’s started 117 of the 131 games he’s played in his career.
“Kyle [Shanahan] and I are firm believers that competition brings out the best in everyone,” general manager John Lynch said in a news release. “We also believe that you can never have enough good offensive linemen, and Jeremy has certainly proven to be a very talented player having earned a Pro Bowl selection last season.”
Lynch traded the 49ers’ 2017 sixth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for Zuttah and their 2017 sixth-round pick. Baltimore was primed to cut Zuttah, so the 49ers — flush with cap space — gave up the pick to absorb his contract, which has two years and $7 million (base salary) remaining.
Zuttah has experience playing center and both guard positions, as pointed out by the Sacramento Bee. He’ll compete with center Daniel Kilgore and guard Zane Beadles for spots on the 49ers’ interior offensive line.
Jeremy Zuttah’s 117 reg. season starts:
left guard: 41
right guard: 5
Takeaway: He can compete at center or guard in ’17
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) March 15, 2017