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Report: Bucs will listen to trade offers for Jeremy Zuttah

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The Buccaneers have been one of the busiest teams through the first week of free agency as they’ve both added players and parted ways with veterans that no longer fit what they want to do on the field.

The offensive line has been a busy area on both fronts with Anthony Collins and Evan Dietrich-Smith joining the team and Donald Penn and Davin Joseph leaving Tampa. According to a report from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, the departures may not be done.

LaCanfora reports that the Bucs are open to listening to trade offers for Jeremy Zuttah, who started every game at center over the last two seasons. Zuttah has also played guard and there are several teams, including the Colts, that may still be in the market for help on the interior of the offensive line.

Moving Zuttah would clear his $4.5 million salary from the books, but making such a deal can be hard if teams believe the player will just be released if no deal materializes. LaCanfora reports the Bucs can and will hold onto Zuttah if they can’t make a trade, but we’ll see if any teams are willing to take the bait or if they prefer to see if Tampa decides to cut bait.

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10 Responses to “Report: Bucs will listen to trade offers for Jeremy Zuttah”
  1. floratiotime says: Mar 17, 2014 9:48 AM

    Every Bucs player also comes with a free dose of MRSA thrown in.

  2. richkotitte says: Mar 17, 2014 9:59 AM

    I could see the Jags using the 6th round pick they received from San Fran in the Gabbert trade to pick him up. With Brad Meester’s retirement, the Jags have a huge need at center. The Jags already have 11 draft picks, so parting with one for a potential starter at a position of need seems to make sense… We’ll see..

  3. bucsmightbegood says: Mar 17, 2014 10:11 AM

    Versatile, solid and from Rutgers.

  4. 6ball says: Mar 17, 2014 10:32 AM

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    This is a prime example of why teams like the Patriots prefer to act privately. Now that the world knows the Bucs are trying to move Zuttah, his trade value diminishes. I am doubtful a willing partner will be found.

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  5. vikingsfan4life says: Mar 17, 2014 10:41 AM

    Lovie and his crew are the same geniuses who decided Revis wasn’t a good fit for the Tampa-2 scheme that DC Leslie Frazier’s staff used last year as the Vikings HC. You know, the scheme that gave up 30 ppg and was ranked in the 30s all year. This roster purge is not going to end well for Tampa.

  6. buccaboo says: Mar 17, 2014 11:39 AM

    Rutgers=Patriots

  7. mrbullgator says: Mar 17, 2014 12:39 PM

    As a bucs fan I am also worried about this purge of players from the roster. I just don’t know how you don’t find a way to use Revis. They should’ve either traded him or kept him. Cutting a guy after what we gave up was a bad move in my opinion. I hope it works for the best but right now I am skeptical to say the least

  8. okeedokeesmokee says: Mar 17, 2014 12:41 PM

    Jags should be mentioned as a landing spot before the Colts. They have more money, picks and he would start day one. Irsay can’t afford him with his habits and all….jus sayin….

  9. cuda1234 says: Mar 17, 2014 2:01 PM

    I think the Lovie-affair is over in Tampa. Jettison the long-time starting LT, offer up the long-time starting center, dump last year’s first round pick (Revis) with no compensation, stop on the neck of last year’s promising rooking qb. What’s next, trade Doug Martin?

    Wasn’t he supposed to fix the other side of the ball?

  10. cheapglazers says: Mar 17, 2014 3:30 PM

    Seriously? The phone must be ringing off the hooks! lol!

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