The biggest name on the offensive line market appears to be off the table. NFL Network reporter Rand Getlin is reporting the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement in principle with offensive guard Kelechi Osemele.
The Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets were also interested, according to reports, but Tuesday evening chatter had Osemele looking at a deal worth over $10 million per year. The Vikings have $23 million in cap space, but the Raiders head into free agency with $60 million in space. If they really wanted Osemele, they had the space to make it happen.
Plenty of San Francisco 49ers fans were interested in Osemele, but the team has a history of not spending on veteran interior linemen. The team has the cap space to do it this year, but they have other options to consider as well. The line needs some help, but there are also some other options to consider. Andrew Tiller seems likely to get a shot at one of the guard spots. After that, the 49ers have Erik Pears, Jordan Devey, Daniel Kilgore and Marcus Martin, Ian Silberman, and maybe even Anthony Davis.
The 49ers have been connected with Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy, although that could just be his agent shuffling some teams out there. If the 49ers do not go the free agent route, they could look at some guards on day two or day three of the draft. The top of the list includes guys like Cody Whitehair, Vadal Alexander, Joshua Garnett, and Christian Westerman. The 49ers had a presence at the Arizona State Pro Day, so maybe they caught a look at Westerman.