Joshua Garnett competing for 49ers’ right guard job

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Offensive lineman Joshua Garnett started 11 games in 2016 after the 49ers made him a first-round pick. His second season never got off the ground as he spent the year on injured reserve rehabbing a knee injury and then working himself into shape.

Garnett has returned in better physical condition and is competing with veteran Mike Person for the starting right guard spot.

“I see a guy who’s really going for it,” Shanahan said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “I’ve been very proud of how he’s handled his year off. Some guys when they go through that, they can get down, especially the surprise it was for him when it happened.

“He really took advantage of his year off. I think he’s changed his body. I think he’s lost weight and added some muscle. I think by doing that, you’re faster; you’re more athletic. I don’t believe he’s lost his power either because it’s been the right type of weight.”

Laken Tomlinson remains with the first team at left guard after starting 15 games there last season. Veteran guard Jonathan Cooper continues to rehabilitate from surgery to repair the MCL in his left knee but will return in late July to compete for a role.

11 responses to “Joshua Garnett competing for 49ers’ right guard job

  1. Another Baalke reach on his way to becoming a Baalke bust, the sooner the roster is purged of all his mistakes the better. It’s addition by subtraction.

  2. This was a good pick because when Baalke was here we ran a lot of Power and Garnett’s a good puller.

    Not quite sure how he fits in this scheme. He’s limited athletically, but he’s never been in the best physical condition. Hopefully his knack for a taking good angles compensates for his athletic limitations.

  3. Hopefully Garnett will be an average player as I’m really not expecting anything more. If he’s better than that it would be a huge step toward stopping the revolving door at guard.

  4. Wow just wow! A lot of the people who commented our so black and white. I get it I hate Trent Baalke I do,but I’m not gonna lose faith on a player every team and every scout had a first or early 2nd round grade on,plus as much of a mess as 2016 was he actually started to really play well the last 7 or 8 games. Was he perfect no was should he he better yes. But all you guys calling for his head just shows how short sighted you guys can be,we need to let him perform. Cause i will tell you all this talent is talent period! Plus it only makes John look like a fool if cut or trade for nothing and he lived up to his draft position. He was hurt last year fine whatever well it’s time to let him play in only his second seasons and stop blaming player and wanting him gone cause of Baalke that’s terrible.

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