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Former New York Giants guard Kevin Zeitler has reached an agreement on a three-year, $22.5 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens with $16 million guaranteed.
Zeitler was released by the Giants earlier in the week due to the league's reduced salary cap for 2021. He was an All-Pro RG for the Cleveland Browns in 2016 and will provide an immediate upgrade within the interior of the Ravens' offensive line. This signing clearly indicates head coach John Harbaugh and OC Greg Roman plan to continue running an RPO-styled offense with star quarterback Lamar Jackson and sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins in 2021.
The New York Giants have announced that they are releasing veteran G Kevin Zeitler.
Zeitler was one of the main pieces in the dual trades that sent Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon packing in 2018. He started all but one game in his two seasons with the Giants, but age and salary made him a cap casualty. Zeitler has been a consistent and reliable contributor throughout his career and will likely have no issues finding a new home. The Giants clear $12M from their cap with $2.5M in dead money.
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson revealed on Thursday that starting right guard Kevin Zeitler will miss a few weeks with a calf injury. Spencer Drango will start in Zeitler's place in the meantime.
According to Jackson, "(Zeitler) is going to be OK, but he's going to be down for a little while." The offensive line is already dealing with other changes as the Browns decided to move former left guard Joel Bitonio to tackle on Wednesday. Zeitler is regarded as one of the better guards in football and played in all 16 games for the Browns in 2017, his first season with the team.