The Ravens have traded center Nick Easton to the 49ers, the player’s agent told Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee (via Twitter). ESPN.com’s Adam Caplan was the first to report (via Twitter) that the two teams were working on a deal involving the undrafted free agent.
The Harvard product had a solid preseason, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun notes (via Twitter). ProFootballFocus.com advanced metrics (subscription required) show that Easton played 155 snaps this preseason. His overall grade was the highest on the entire team, and it also led all centers.
Zrebiec adds that the odds were stacked against the rookie considering the team’s depth, as John Urschel and Ryan Jensen can both play center.