The San Francisco 49ers were briefly connected to free agent guard J.R. Sweezy, but thankfully they will not be signing him. The now former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman has agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 49ers need to figure out the interior of their line, but Sweezy was not the answer. Aside from being a dirty player, he's just not all that good at this point. He had his moments with the Seahawks, but they were inconsistent at best. We'll see how much money the Bucs give him, but I don't see this going particularly well for them.
The bigger issue is that guards are flying off the rack. We saw Alex Boone sign with the Minnesota Vikings earlier. Additionally, Kelechi Osemele, Ramon Foster, Brandon Brooks, Richie Incognito, and Ben Jones have all inked new deals. That leaves a fairly limited market. The 49ers likely will look for some help in the draft, but will they add any veteran depth? A guy like Geoff Schwartz is an option, but we've heard nothing thus far. We'll see if anything changes.