For the first time since 2009, the 49ers did not draft an offensive lineman. But the 49ers will reportedly add a veteran to the depth chart.
Guard Brandon Fusco, 28, who spent the previous six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, is traveling Monday to meet with the 49ers and is expected to sign, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Fusco (6 foot 4, 306 pounds) has started all 64 games in which he appeared with the Vikings since the 2012 season. He started 14 games at right guard last season.
Second-year player Joshua Garnett, a first-round draft pick last year, started the final 11 games at right guard for the 49ers last season. He lined up at the position during the team’s voluntary veteran minicamp last week.
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York responded emphatically to the comments of President Donald Trump's views of those who take a knee in NFL games during the national anthem.
Speaking in Huntsville, AL, on Friday, Trump told a group of his supporters during a campaign rally, "wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired."
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to sit and then kneel during the national anthem as a protest against social injustices last season. As he did last season, 49ers safety Eric Reid has continued to take a knee during the 2017 season.
York was the third representative of an NFL team to speak out against Trump's actions. Since then, the Packers and Falcons have issued a statements.
In front of a raucus crowd at a rally in Alabama on Friday night, President Trump had pointed words for NFL players that are kneeling and protesting during the National Anthem.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said.
Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled before every 49ers game last season, has yet to respond to those comments. But his mom, Teresa, made her thoughts clear on Twitter Friday night.
"Guess that makes me a proud bitch!" Teresa said in response to a journalist tweeting an article with Trump's comments.