Playing against former team a 'weird feeling' for Jeremy Zuttah

October 12, 2014|Aaron Wilson | The Baltimore Sun

TAMPA, Fla. — For Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah, it was a strange feeling to return to Tampa for the first time since being traded to the Ravens in March in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2015.

Zuttah had played and started for the Buccaneers for six years before the offseason transaction.

“There was a time when I was bitter,” said Zuttah, who was signed to a five-year, $18 million contract extension after the trade. “Once I got to Baltimore, that was out the window. I’m just happy to be a part of this organization.”

On Sunday, Zuttah had to adjust to lining up on the opponents’ sideline and getting dressed in the visitors’ locker room.

“It was a little weird,” he said. “I played so many games here. It was a little strange, but it felt good. If this is my last game in this stadium, then this is the way to go out.”

End zone

The Ravens deactivated linebacker Arthur Brown, a 2013 second-round draft pick who hasn't played all season, and newly-acquired tight end Ryan Taylor. The Ravens previously ruled out offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, who's expected to miss a total of four-to-six games after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who's expected to miss at least a month with a meniscus injury, and defensive end Chris Canty, who's expected to miss two-to-three weeks after having wrist surgery last week, according to sources. … Rookie tight end Crockett Gillmore caught his first NFL passes, finishing the game with two receptions for 16 yards. “I’ve been doing the blocking,” Gillmore said. “You’ve got to be able to do both in the NFL.”

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