The Las Vegas Raiders could give the 49 a chance to solidify the top of their depth map with a right guard. Josina Anderson announced on Wednesday that the Raiders are expected to release RG Gabe Jackson after seven years at the club.
The performance is not driving the departure. Jackson was to earn $ 9.6 million next season, and his contract left zero dead money for Vegas to part with.
In fact, Jackson played very well for a strong offensive front of the Raiders last year and started all 16 games. Two years ago, he started all 24 games he played. An elbow injury limited him to 13 games in 2018, and a pre-season knee injury kept him to 1
While the 49 did not invest heavily in RG space during Kyle Shanahan’s reign, last year was enough of a problem that they could end up spending some of their limited resources to bring in a reliable player who could play. the role of starter and allow players like Daniel Brunskill to work as a reserve. This would improve the starting position and help their depth, which was difficult last year when injuries accumulated.
That would be a deviation from the San Francisco norm, but kicking the tires of an available starting RG like Jackson could help provide an offensive line that needs a little shortening.