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Ravens Trade for Veteran Guard/Center Tony Bergstrom


The Ravens traded for an offensive lineman, but it came on the interior of the line instead of tackle like some had predicted.

Baltimore dealt a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for veteran center/guard Tony Bergstrom.

The deal is not official until Bergstrom, 31, passes a physical, which he's expected to do.

The Ravens seemingly had secured their depth on the interior of the line when they brought Jeremy Zuttah back to Baltimore on Aug. 18 after trading him to the San Francisco 49ers earlier in the offseason.

But Zuttah did not play well in extensive action during Thursday's preseason finale in New Orleans, in which he was beaten up the middle when quarterback Thad Lewis was sacked and fumbled early in the second quarter. Zuttah has been released, according to ESPN.

A third-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2012, Bergstrom has been a solid backup during his five years in the league. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound product has four career starts. He played in 15 games last season with the Houston Texans.

Bergstrom signed with the Cardinals in May, but was expendable because of Arizona's depth on the offensive line.

Fun fact: Bergstrom is the brother-in-law of former Ravens outside linebacker Paul Kruger.

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