The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have signed free agent guard Andrew Tiller to a contract. Tiller started 14 games for the 49ers over the past two seasons, moving between left and right guard.
It looks like Tiller will probably compete for an opportunity at left guard in Kansas City. He was a solid player, although standing out amongst the 49ers interior linemen was a relatively low bar the past couple years. He replaced Jordan Devey in the starting lineup in 2015, and was the starting right guard in 2016 before Joshua Garnett moved into the starting lineup. Tiller took over at left guard in Weeks 15 and 16 after injuries to Daniel Kilgore and Joe Staley resulted in shuffling along the left side of the line.
Today marks a notable day in the free agency calendar. Yesterday was the last day that free agent signings impact the comp pick formula this offseason. The formula provides for draft picks to teams that lose more free agents than they sign. The 49ers will get no comp picks for the 2018 NFL draft due to the huge number of free agency additions they made. The 49ers signed 12 qualifying free agents, and lost two qualifying free agents. If Tiller gets more than a league minimum deal, he would have been the third qualifying free agent prior to today.