NFL Free Agency: San Francisco 49ers Reunite with Guard Adam Snyder

 

Dec 19, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers guard Adam Snyder (68) celebrates on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated Pittsburgh 20-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

In the words of Peaches and Herb, “Reunited and it feels so good…”

Adam Snyder is coming back to the San Francisco 49ers after a one-year hiatus with the Arizona Cardinals. The team announced that they reached an agreement on a two-year deal with the guard and offensive tackle.

Snyder was originally drafted by the 49ers in the third round in 2005, and spent seven productive seasons in the Bay. He was extremely versatile, playing multiple positions on the offensive line and became a full-time starter in 2009.

He went on to sign a five-year, $17 million deal with the Cardinals, and never lived up to that huge contract. Snyder struggled in both the passing and running game with the Cardinals, and was released after the NFL Draft last month, when they used two picks on the offensive line.

Now back in San Francisco, Snyder will likely be a reserve for a team with Super Bowl aspirations. The 49ers are already loaded on their offensive line, with Joey Staley, Mike Iupati, Jonathon Goodwin, Aaron Boone, and Anthony Davis protecting the fort for Colin Kaepernick.

Still, Snyder’s versatility and familiarity with the 49ers’ system (he was on the team during Jim Harbaugh’s first season as head coach), should result in him seeing some playing time if any of the starters are injured.

Topics: Adam Snyder, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers

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