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March 15, 2021 12:52 PM
Ravens' Kevin Zeitler: Finds new home in Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler is signing a three-year, $22.5 contract with the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Released by the Giants last week, Zeitler didn't take long to find a new home, filling a huge need at guard for the Ravens. The 31-year-old previously played in Cincinnati, Cleveland and New York, so he's now been a member of every AFC North team besides the Steelers. Zeitler has started 134 of a possible 144 games since he was a first-round pick in 2012, but he did get a career-low 65.9 PFF grade last season, ranking 32nd out of 80 qualified guards. Of course, even a down year from Zeitler was better than what the Ravens got from any of their interior linemen in 2020.

March 11, 2021 01:52 PM
Kevin Zeitler: Let go by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants will release Zeitler on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Arguably the Giants' best blocker, Zeitler has started 31 of a possible 32 games since he was acquired in the 2019 offseason for pass rusher Olivier Vernon. The 31-year-old guard may be past his prime, but he should still be able to find a starting gig without much trouble. Wednesday's transaction clears $12 million in cap space for the Giants, though it also creates an opening on their less-than-stellar offensive line.

November 25, 2020 06:52 PM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Zeitler suffered a concussion before the Giants' Week 11 bye. He made significant progress through the league's five-step concussion protocol during the break, and he's on track to play Sunday against the Bengals. Once he's officially cleared, Zeitler should slot in at right guard.

November 15, 2020 03:56 PM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Done for day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's matchup against the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

The Giants find themselves protecting a one-possession lead against divisional rival Philadelphia, and now second-year signal-caller Daniel Jones will be without his starting right guard for the fourth quarter. Shane Lemieux is the next man up at the position, and he'll be tasked with helping to slow down an Eagles front seven that ranks behind only Pittsburgh in sacks per game (3.5).

December 20, 2019 05:52 PM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: No tag for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (ankle) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Washington.

Zeitler upgraded to a full practice Friday after two limited sessions earlier in the week. As a result, the Giants' offensive line will be at full strength for the return of Daniel Jones under center.

December 18, 2019 03:36 PM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Limited to start week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Zeitler didn't play in Week 15's win over the Dolphins, but he appears to be recovering well by starting the week on the practice field. The University of Wisconsin product is aiming to return Sunday against the Redskins.

December 13, 2019 12:12 PM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Won't face Dolphins, as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Zeitler suffered an ankle injury during Monday's loss to the Eagles, the severity of which caused him to don a walking boot after the contest. A timetable for the starting right guard's return remains undisclosed.

December 11, 2019 11:12 AM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Severity of ankle injury unknown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The severity of Zeitler's ankle injury is uncertain, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Zeitler was injured in Monday night's loss to the Eagles and was seen in a walking boot after. He is almost certain to miss Week 15 against the Dolphins.

December 10, 2019 12:32 AM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Sports boot following Monday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler was seen with a boot on his right foot and was using crutches following Monday's loss to the Eagles, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv reports.

Zeitler was injured late in the fourth quarter and hobbled off the field without being able to put any weight on his right leg. In the event Zeitler would be forced to miss time, Nick Gates is slated to fill in as the Giants' starting right guard.

September 19, 2019 03:08 PM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Zeitler appears fully recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered during Week 1's loss to the Cowboys. He's set for his usual starting role at right guard versus the Buccaneers on Sunday.

September 18, 2019 07:36 PM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Absent from Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Zeitler suffered the shoulder injury in Week 1's loss to the Cowboys, and while he was able to play in Week 2 after practicing in full, it looks like it is still lingering. There hasn't yet been any indication that Zeitler suffered any sort of setback.

September 13, 2019 08:48 PM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Zeitler got dinged up during the Giants' season-opening loss to the Cowboys, and he now looks back to health. Barring any setbacks, he'll slot into his usual starting role at right guard versus the Bills on Sunday.

September 9, 2019 06:52 PM
Giants' Kevin Zeitler: Dinged up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, but it's not expected to be serious, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Zeitler was a massive upgrade to the offensive line when he was traded to the Giants this offseason, so his absence would be unwelcome. At this point, the veteran's status for Sunday against the Bills is questionable at best, and Nick Gates would likely get the nod at right guard should Zeitler miss time.

March 8, 2019 11:56 AM
Browns' Kevin Zeitler: Traded to Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns are trading Zeitler and a fifth-round pick to the Giants in exchange for pass rusher Olivier Vernon and a fourth-round selection, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

The Giants are getting a massive upgrade on the offensive line while further weakening a defense that already had major issues. Signed to a five-year, $60 million contract during the 2017 offseason, Zeitler was a 16-game starter for Cleveland the past two years and further cemented his reputation as one of the top interior linemen in the league.

August 25, 2018 04:52 PM
Browns' Kevin Zeitler: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (calf) retook the field for practice Saturday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Zeitler has been sidelined since the beginning of August with the calf issue, but he appears to be ready well ahead of the regular season. The 28-year-old right guard should be ready to break in his five-year, $60 million contract with the Browns come Week 1.

August 26, 2018 02:00 AM
Browns' Kevin Zeitler: Close to returning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (calf) is expected to return to practice soon, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Zeitler has missed roughly three weeks with an unspecified calf injury, but there appears to be optimism that he'll be ready to go when the regular season rolls around. The Browns open the 2018 campaign on Sept. 9 against the Steelers.

August 25, 2018 01:36 AM
Browns' Kevin Zeitler: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (calf) won't play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Eagles, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Zeitler was initially ruled out for two weeks due to his calf injury, but it's now approaching three since he's practiced. The team may just be exercising caution with their starting guard, who signed a long-term deal this past offseason. Look for Spencer Drango to continue seeing reps with Zeitler sidelined.

August 3, 2018 06:16 PM
Browns' Kevin Zeitler: Out two weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler (calf) is expected to be out two weeks, Steve Doerschuk of CantonRep.com reports.

Zeitler, who signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Browns last offseason, will be back in time for the regular season, barring a setback. Look for Spencer Drango to see first-team snaps at right guard as long as Zeitler is out.

August 2, 2018 08:28 PM
Browns' Kevin Zeitler: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler will be sidelined for "a little while" after injuring his calf in Wednesday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

It still remains to be seen how long Zeitler will be sidelined, but as of now, he doesn't seem to be in any jeopardy of missing Cleveland's Week 1 matchup against the Steelers. Spencer Drango replaced Zeitler during Thursday's practice and figures to get the bulk of the reps in his stead.

August 1, 2018 05:48 PM
Browns' Kevin Zeitler: Suffers undisclosed calf injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zeitler suffered a calf injury on Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Zeitler was removed from practice due to an undisclosed calf injury. Given that little information has been released about Zeitler's injury, he should be considered questionable for the time being. The 2012 first-rounder is a key piece of Cleveland's sturdy O-line, and should Zeitler be forced to miss significant time due to injury it would mean increased first-team reps for Spencer Drango and Geoff Gray.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/330
Birthdate:
03/08/1990
Age:
31
Hometown:
Milwaukee, WI
School:
Wisconsin
NFL Experience:
10
Awards: