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49ers’ offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill signs one-year tender

The Niners also waived tight end Chase Harrell.

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The San Francisco 49ers announced that exclusive rights free agent Daniel Brunskill signed his one-year tender. His base salary will be $850,000 per Spotrac. The offensive lineman has spent the last two seasons with the Niners, playing a variety of positions.

Brunskill looks to be the early favorite to win the starting right guard spot. The 27-year-old shifted all around the line last season, playing snaps at guard and center. Pro Football Focus gave Brunskill an overall grade of 61.7 for the 2020 campaign.

After playing in the Alliance of American Football, Brunskill was signed by San Francisco in April of 2019. He was thrust into the lineup after then-starting tackles Joe Staley, and Mike McGlinchey suffered injuries.

Brunskill played exceptionally well when filling in for the injured players in 2019. He started seven games, including four at right tackle and appeared in all three of the 49ers’ playoff games that season.

Brunskill started all 16 games in 2020 and figures to be a big part of the team’s plans for the trenches next season. It looks San Francisco with go with Brunskill, McGlinchey, Alex Mack, Laken Tomlinson and Trent Williams as the starters on the offensive line in 2021.

The Niners also announced they have released tight end, Chase Harrell. The 24-year-old initially signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Jan. 6.