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Report: Garry Gilliam visits 49ers

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There’s a little over a week left for teams to sign restricted free agents from other clubs to offer sheets and we’ve seen a flurry of activity involving those players this week.

Most has come from New England as the Patriots have met with a few restricted free agents, but they have some company in Santa Clara.

Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that the 49ers had Seahawks tackle Garry Gilliam in for a visit on Thursday. Gilliam was tendered at the lowest level, so there would be no draft pick compensation headed to Seattle if he signed an offer sheet they chose not to match.

Gilliam has started 29 games for the Seahawks at right tackle over the last two seasons as part of an offensive line that has been notable for struggling more often than not. Gilliam wasn’t an exception to that, but the 49ers may have seen something they liked during matchups with Seattle the last couple of years.

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10 Responses to “Report: Garry Gilliam visits 49ers”
  1. elyasm says: Apr 13, 2017 5:11 PM

    Any relation to Terry Gilliam?

  2. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Apr 13, 2017 5:16 PM

    Yeah what they liked is that as bad as he is, he’s better than any OL on the 49ers roster

  3. jsuch2 says: Apr 13, 2017 5:25 PM

    They can have him.

  4. pau49ers says: Apr 13, 2017 6:25 PM

    49ers have a ton of money to spend. They’ll probably offer him a contract to make Seattle’s terrible offensive line even worse. For Seattle, he’s still penciled in as a starter and they don’t have anyone better to replace him, and all the good free agents are gone.

  5. dmoney253 says: Apr 13, 2017 6:29 PM

    He will always be remembered by me for the touchdown pass he caught that was thrown by punter Jon Ryan against green bay in the NFC championship game on a fake field goal during that epic comeback by the Hawks. I hope he comes back to the hawks and is our backup left/right tackle.

  6. ariani1985 says: Apr 13, 2017 6:32 PM

    Russell Wilson just soiled himself with the news!

  7. bobgust says: Apr 13, 2017 7:27 PM

    Yeah what they liked is that as bad as he is, he’s better than any OL on the 49ers roster

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    Not even close. The hawks have the worst oline in the league. Gillam is worse than anything we have. I wouldn’t want anyone from the crappy line

  8. raiderrob21 says: Apr 13, 2017 7:41 PM

    Pretty sure he sucks, so hell fit right in at Santa Clara

  9. silverbilly says: Apr 13, 2017 8:07 PM

    Its good to have backup linemen.

  10. omeimontis says: Apr 14, 2017 10:37 AM

    One must be a paid internet troll to claim that Gilliam is better than any OL on the 49ers roster or one is trying to stretch the truth like Trump. Offering him a contract will most likely squeeze the Seahawks salary cap even more by forcing them to match the offer. If they don’t they will need to replace him either by signing an undrafted rookie or a veteran who has been released or spend a draft pick on a replacement.

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