Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that we'll take a look at every single player on the roster, from the very bottom to the top and break them down a few different ways. This is to help give everyone a basic understanding of a roster. Of course, this roster will change, and some days we'll have more than one so it's not strictly one per day but Fooch is a crazy person who manages this blog with no rhyme or reason and it's worked so far. Who am I to argue?
The San Francisco 49ers will have an interesting competition for two starting offensive line positions, and then most of the reserve opportunities. That then leaves the door open for what I imagine would be at least a couple practice squad spots for offensive linemen. That would seemingly be where Justin Renfrow is competing.
The 49ers signed Renfrow to a two-year deal in May, shortly after rookie minicamp. Renfrow is entering his second year in the NFL. He originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals in May 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami. You can read his pre-draft scouting report at NFL.com.
He was part of their initial roster cuts last August, and signed with the Green Bay Packers practice squad in late November. The Packers released him from the practice squad in late December, and he joined the Seattle Seahawks practice squad on January 1, 2015 for the remainder of the season. He signed a reserve/future contract with Seattle on February 4, and was released on May 5.
What to expect in 2015:
Like I said, the practice squad is his best opportunity. If he did have a particularly good camp to earn a roster spot, he'd likely spend much of the regular season inactive at the end of the depth chart.
Odds of making the roster:
The odds are slim, but there are some opportunities with the practice squad. We know Joe Staley, Daniel Kilgore, Marcus Martin and Alex Boone are all slotted in somewhere. Erik Pears is currently the front-runner at right tackle, at least based on minicamp, with Joe Looney and Brandon Thomas both competing for some kind of opportunity on the interior of the line. That is seven offensive linemen, leaving Dillon Farrell, Andrew Tiller, Ian Silberman, Trenton Brown, Patrick Miller, Ben Gottschalk and Sean Hooey all competing for maybe an eighth offensive line spot, but also potentially looking at one or two practice squad spots.