OT Jason Smith worked out for San Francisco 49ers

Jul 26, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Charles Brown (71) and offensive tackle Jason Smith (78) during the first day of training camp at the team facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Former St. Louis Rams and New York Jets offensive tackle Jason Smith has worked out with the San Francisco 49ers. This would make Smith’s third team this year if he was offered a contract. He has previously played for the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets this offseason.

Smith is a former second overall draft pick from the 2009 draft, since then he has played in 45 games and started 26. Not the numbers you’d expect from such a high draft pick.

The 49ers need depth at tackle desperately, they’re playing russian roulette of sorts. Out of the 8 offensive lineman they have on their roster only two are tackles: Joe Staley and Anthony Davis.

If one of them gets injured the 49ers could be in some dire straits and are looking to avoid that by adding a little protection and insurance by possibly signing Smith.

The backups they have listed on the roster are: Joe Looney, Daniel Kilgore, and Adam Snyder.

Topics: Jason Smith, San Francisco 49ers

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  • loverpoint

    If they hire Smith? Looney most likely will be out the door.

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