49ers release Zane Beadles

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The 49ers are moving forward without offensive lineman Zane Beadles.

The team announced Beadles’ release on Monday. Beadles spent the last two years with the team and started every game at right guard in 2016 before moving to a bench role for most of last season. He made one start at left guard before Laken Tomlinson took over the job and four at right tackle while Trent Brown was injured.

In a statement, 49ers General Manager John Lynch said there’s a chance Beadles could return down the road.

“Zane is a consummate professional and has represented our organization with exceptional class,” Lynch said. “He is an unselfish guy who stepped up in a big way for our team last year and we can’t thank him enough for all his contributions to the organization and our community. Zane is just the kind of player and person we would always be open to welcoming back down the road, but releasing him now provides ample opportunity to find the right situation with his next team. We wish him and his family all the best as he moves forward in his career.”

The 49ers added Jonathan Cooper this offseason as an interior option behind Tomlinson and right guard Josh Garnett.

11 responses to “49ers release Zane Beadles

  1. The PRIZED FA pickup of the Baalke 49ers 2016 offseason……says everything you need to know about the state of the franchise two seasons ago. Things aren’t perfect but they’ve come a long way since then.

  2. Yayyy.

    Now we just need to be rid of Baalke’s draft busts still on the roster … which are pretty much all of his draft picks minus Buckner.

  3. He was good during the Tebow era in Denver. Not sure what happened since.

  4. Guy was a human turnstile. Would always get pancaked by any DE/DT with a strong bull rush or swim move. Good riddance.

  5. ” omeimontis says:

    May 7, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Looks like a salary cap move. Come back if you want to play for the league minimum for veterans.”

    It wasn’t a salary cap move. He was one of the worst ranked guards in the league. He was awful. If he was any good, he would still be on the roster.

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