49ers To Sign Spencer Long

The 49ers are signing Spencer Long, according to an announcement from his agent (Twitter link). The offensive lineman was released by the Bills earlier this week, making him an unrestricted free agent.

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The Bills’ decision to release Long came as a bit of a surprise. Buffalo exercised the 2020 option on his deal in March and he appeared to be a strong fill-in option for Jon Feliciano at right guard. Instead, they dropped him to save $2.4MM against the salary cap.

The versatile vet saw time in 14 games for the Bills last year. Before that, Long made a total of 44 starts for Washington and the Jets between 2014 and 2018. In San Francisco, he’ll provide the 49ers with some sorely needed depth after offensive lineman Jake Brendel and tackle Shon Coleman opted out. Long, who can play multiple positions, will support the Niners’ front five of Trent Williams, Laken Tomlinson, Weston Richburg, Tom Compton, and Mike McGlinchey.

The Niners had ample room to sign Long. After the opt outs, GM John Lynch was left with $12.5MM in cap space.

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    • bravesfan88

      Yeah, for some reason, alot of people have had Compton penciled into the starting RG position ever since he signed…

      I’m hoping they just aren’t tuned in, and don’t know about Brunskill, rather than them all being right abojt Compton starting..lol Brunskill has shown more than enough to get a shot..If the 49ers are starting the best 5, Brunskill should get the nod, it really is that simple.

  1. nentwigs

    49ers will use new Offensive Lineman as a specialist.
    Spencer will get the call when it’s 3rd and LONG !!

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