49ers’ Retaining Linemen: Noteworthy Pre-Draft Moves?

April 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One week to the draft. Two veteran offensive lineman brought back. And about a million noteworthy offensive line prospects about to enter the league.
The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that Guard David Baas signed the one-year contract he had previously been tendered after becoming a restricted free agent following the 2009 season.
The 6'4" 330 lb Baas has played in 76 career games with 38 starts, 25 of which came at left tackle since being the 49ers' second-round selection (33rd overall) in the 2005 Draft. Baas, last seasons recipient of the 49ers Bobb McKittrick Award, will be eagerly welcomed back to the trenches.
Roughly three weeks ago, San Francisco welcomed back Barry Simms, the versatile veteran, who stepped in and played more than adequately when starting left tackle Joe Staley was sidelined for seven weeks with a knee injury.
So what's the meaning of these players returning to the trenches?
I'll start with culture.
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