Weston Richburg heading to 49ers on five-year deal

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The 49ers continue to put pieces in place for their new quarterback, and now he has someone new to protect him.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 49ers are signing Giants center Weston Richburg to a new five-year deal when the league year opens tomorrow.

The 49ers had just signed center Daniel Kilgore to a three-year, $12 million extension this offseason, but now either have excellent depth or some interior flexibility.

The Giants were anticipating losing Richburg, but they might have also been anticipating signing guard Andrew Norwell before he took the money and the lack of state income tax and agreed to a deal with the Jaguars this morning.

12 responses to “Weston Richburg heading to 49ers on five-year deal

  1. Interesting. You don’t pay Kilgore $4m a year to play backup center. Maybe we are sticking him at guard to replace FA Fusco.

  2. the 49’ers have learned a lot from the few weeks that John Lynch spent in Patriots training camp…. Smart man.

  3. Get ready to watch Richburg get bull rushed every snap.
    Teams figured out if the put a DL over him he doesn’t set his base well.
    Adequate at best.

  4. Daniel Kilgore was a guard in college and it’s his natural position. He got stuck at center because he was capable of playing it and the Niners had no one else. That means the interior o-line is Kilgore, Richburg, and Garnett – that’s an improvement. I trust Kyle and Lynch but it’s looking they will still need to draft an interior lineman early in the draft.

  5. Norwell was UNDRAFTED. There is no NEED to draft interior o-line early. There is a need to find a guy that can be a solid starter. Whether it be for this season or down the road. That is what good teams do.

  6. 49erfan44 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 12:08 pm
    N-E-L-S-O-N @ 9


    He’ll be long gone…. it’s Denzel Ward @9 or they are trading down

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