Geoff Schwartz Signs with Vikings

In an unfortunate development, it's been reported via Twitter that offensive guard Geoff Schwartz, formerly of the Carolina Panthers has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Schwartz confirmed as much on Twitter.

The offensive lineman, a California native and 49er fan, was in San Francisco for a visit with the Niners on Tuesday. After the visit took place, Schwartz had tweeted that the meeting went "fantastic." At the time, this seemed like a good indication that the Niners offered Schwartz a reasonable deal and he liked what he heard.

But much like the rest of this offseason, there's been twists and turns and it didn't end with Schwartz who signed with a team that seems far from title contention.

At this point, San Francisco was a Geoff Schwartz away from being ready for next season but are now in a vulnerable position with the right guard position unsettled. Daniel Kilgore is still expected to compete for the spot, but the 49ers may look take another look at former Pro Bowler Leonard Davis who met with the 49ers.

Davis isn't being bombarded with phone calls, so San Francisco may be able to get him cheap. If this isn't the route they go, the Faithful may want to look at the top offensive line prospects this year because San Francisco may be picking one early.

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