After San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Ben Garland’s ankle injury was “worse than others” Thursday morning, it should be no surprise that the team will work out another offensive lineman. Per the NFL transaction wire, the 49ers will work out interior offensive lineman Ted Larsen. , who has 88 career starts since 2010. The 32-year-old has started at both guard spots as well as center. Larsen started two games for the Bears in 2019, and 13 games for the Dolphins in 2018.
Ted Larsen: 88 starts as a 6th round pick, thanks in large part to this sort of mentality & versatility on the field. These are some epic finishes & examples of finding work in pass pro. #Passproisntpassive #Runthroughtheirface pic.twitter.com/5ehvOkNjGh— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) May 24, 2020
Duke Manyweather, who consults for NFL teams regarding their offensive line, replied, saying Larsen is highly underrated. Duke said Larsen is still a solid player who can be a starter. “He’s flown under the radar his entire career.” I’ve worked with both Thorn and Manyweather in the past, and there aren’t two better offensive line evaluators out there.
Marqueis Gray is a name you may remember. He was an undrafted rookie in 49ers camp in 2013. Ross Dwelley’s foot is still bothering him, and with George Kittle having a tight hamstring, another body is needed at tight end in practice. Gray has 27 career receptions for 328 yards. He had not played in the NFL since 2017 when Gray was with the Dolphins. His career-high in receiving yards for a season is 174 yards.
The final lineman the 49ers worked out was Isaiah Williams, who entered the league with Washington as a tackle in 2016. Williams has spent time on the practice squad for the Chiefs, Colts, Raiders, Saints, and Ravens through the years. Williams has been listed as a guard for each team.
In other news, Josh Gordon posted this on his Instagram: