Adam Snyder, 49ers strike two year deal

5/7/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The San Francisco 49ers will be bringing back offensive lineman Adam Snyder for a second stint in the Bay area after signing the free agent to a two-year deal on Monday.

Adam Snyder took a crack at the NFL roster after signing on with the San Francisco 49ers as a third-round pick out of Oregon in 2005. Initially, he moved around a lot on the San Francisco 49ers’ offensive line, before settling at right guard. Over the course of seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Adam Snyder appeared in 107 career games with 69 starts. However, the San Francisco 49ers let Adam Snyder walk away in free agency after Alex Boone took over at right guard.
Adam Snyder signed a five-year, $17 million deal including a $5 million bonus as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals last year. Despite early injuries (elbow), Adam Snyder started 14 games for the Arizona Cardinals last season. However, Adam Snyder became expendable after the Arizona Cardinals selected guard Jonathan Cooper in the first-round of last month’s NFL draft.
Although the San Francisco 49ers have plenty of interior linemen, it will only contribute to an interesting training camp competition this summer. Last season the San Francisco 49ers went to the Super Bowl without switching around much with their starting five at the front.
Adam Snyder is expected to contest in a reserve role on the offensive line. Leonard Davis, Daniel Kilgore and Joe Looney remained in interior reserve roles last season. But now with Leonard Davis gone, the competition warms up between Leonard Kilgore, Joe Looney and the new addition Adam Snyder.
While Adam Snyder isn’t guaranteed a roster spot, the 31-year-old’s versatility across the offensive line should help the San Francisco 49ers in case of injuries, and puts him gives him a favorable chance of making the team.
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