Bal­ti­more Ravens

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - AFC NORTH - Pre­sea­son notes by Zac Jack­son

The Ravens’ search for healthy bod­ies and ex­pe­ri­enced of­fen­sive line­men led the team to a fa­mil­iar name last week when C Jeremy Zut­tah signed a two-year deal. The Ravens traded Zut­tah to the San Francisco 49ers in the spring, but he was re­leased this month. Zut­tah started all 16 games and went to the Pro Bowl last sea­son with the Ravens.

Since June, the Ravens have lost nine ex­pected starters or con­sis­tent con­trib­u­tors to sea­so­nend­ing in­juries, re­tire­ment or sus­pen­sion. C John Urschel re­tired and two other in­te­rior line­men, Nico Si­ra­gusa and Alex

Lewis, suf­fered sea­son-end­ing in­juries this month.

Though Zut­tah also can play guard, the Ravens see him as a cen­ter. Ryan Jensen has been start­ing at cen­ter in the pre­sea­son but now fig­ures to com­pete at guard, and only two weeks after sign­ing with the team Austin

Howard is the likely start­ing right tackle. The Ravens have lim­ited Pro Bowl G Mar­shal Yanda’s snaps in camp to keep him healthy.

Rookie watch: Un­drafted RB Taquan Mizzell keeps show­ing off his speed and shifti­ness, and Mizzell hopes he’s play­ing his way into the team’s plans. Vet­eran RB Danny Wood­head is lim­ited in the pre­sea­son and Ken­neth

Dixon is likely out for the sea­son be­cause of a knee injury.

Note­wor­thy: WR Jeremy Ma­clin made his pre­sea­son de­but last week, catch­ing one pass on one tar­get for 5 yards. ... WR

Bre­shad Per­ri­man (ham­string) has mostly been a spec­ta­tor in camp and QB Joe Flacco still is not prac­tic­ing be­cause of a back injury. The team has said Flacco will be back for the start of the reg­u­lar sea­son.

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