The San Francisco 49ers are set to bring in offensive guard Ted Larsen for a visit, according to Mike Garafolo. Larsen is 29 years old, and opened last season as a reserve for the Arizona Cardinals. Larsen moved into the starting lineup when Jonathan Cooper got hurt, and ended up with the fifth most offensive snaps for Arizona. He played 61.6 percent of offensive snaps, while Cooper finished with 57.8 percent of offensive snaps.
Larsen can play all along the interior of the line. He played guard late in the season, but also competed for the starting center position in training camp last year. Given the turnover on the 49ers guard positions, he could provide some competition for either guard spot.
I continue to expect Andrew Tiller to start at one guard position, but nothing is settled on the right side. Jordan Devey opened the season as the starter, but proved to be awful. Tiller replaced him, only to move over to left guard after Alex Boone got hurt. Erik Pears moved inside and Trenton Brown took over at right tackle to close out the season. The options are not particularly great on the right side, so maybe he could actually be an upgrade.
Jess Root from Revenge of the Birds just passed this along:
Well, Arians found him very reliable. Smart, like a little refrigerator. But not particularly good at anything. Ok run blocker, ok pass protector. Has some very good games and others that are awful. Can play both guard positions and center. He's kinda like Adam Snyder.