The San Francisco 49ers have officially made a roster move to replenish their offensive line depth following the trade of Nick Easton. The 49ers promoted guard Andrew Tiller from the practice squad. They released Shareece Wright to make room.
The 49ers offensive line has been a mess on the right side, and one has to wonder if we'll see some adjustments in Week 5. Geep Chryst said the team had some major changes in store, before quickly corrected himself, saying "I shouldn't say major." It might not be significant changes, but given the struggles the last two weeks, the team has to be doing something.
For the offensive line, much will depend on Joe Staley's availability on Sunday. He is listed as questionable, having missed Wednesday and Thursday practice, and then getting a limited session in on Friday. If he plays, it is possible nothing changes, and this is just to provide a little more depth to the line. There are some rumblings of adjustments to the starting lineup, but nothing specific.
On the other hand, if Staley ends up unable to play, Alex Boone would likely move out to left tackle. That would open up a spot at left guard. If that were the case, Brandon Thomas, Ian Silberman or Tiller could fill in at left guard. We'll find out more on Sunday when the team releases their inactives, and then when the starting line actually goes out on the field.