49ers release veteran offensive lineman


The 49ers released guard Zane Beadles, the team announced on Monday.

The 31-year old signed with San Francisco back in March 2016.

He started all 16 games during his first season with the 49ers, and made five starts last year (one at left guard and four at right tackle).

“Zane is a consummate professional and has represented our organization with exceptional class,” GM John Lynch said in a statement. “He is an unselfish guy who stepped up in a big way for our team last year and we can’t thank him enough for all his contributions to the organization and our community.

"Zane is just the kind of player and person we would always be open to welcoming back down the road, but releasing him now provides ample opportunity to find the right situation with his next team. We wish him and his family all the best as he moves forward in his career.”

As of now -- Laken Tomlinson, Joshua Garnett, Jonathan Cooper and Erik Magnuson will compete for the two starting guard positions.

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