49ers work out OT Jason Smith, per Adam Caplan

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The 49ers worked out offensive tackle Jason Smith. We take a look at what it means.

Adam Caplan is reporting the 49ers worked out former Rams and Jets offensive tackle Jason Smith. I believe he met with the 49ers this offseason, but I can't find any specifics. I remember hearing some sort of rumor bounce around. Maybe you can find a link.

Way back in 2009, the Rams made Smith the No. 2 overall pick of the NFL Draft. Last year, the Rams traded him to the Jet for right tackle Wayne Hunter. The Jets released Smith this past February. He signed a contract with the Saints, but was eventually released in August.

The 49ers offensive line did a fairly solid job on Sunday. Mike Iupati gave up a sack, but for the most part the pass protection was pretty solid. The run blocking wasn't spectacular, but it wasn't all bad by the offensive line. In reality, the poor run game performance had as much to do with the Packers scheme as anything else. The 49ers went heavy several times, as they often do, and Daniel Kilgore and Adam Snyder were solid enough in limited appearances.

Teams are always looking to improve their talent level, so it is no surprise to see the 49ers working out any players they can. Snyder suffered a hand injury in the preseason finale, but we saw him in the opener. We'll see what comes of this.

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