The 49ers will sign former New York Giants offensive lineman Weston Richburg to a five-year deal, Adam Schefter Tuesday morning.
Former Giants’ C-G Weston Richburg intends to sign a 5-year deal with the SF 49ers when free agency opens, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Richburg, 26, is a former second-round draft pick who started 15 games at left guard as a rookie in 2014. In 2015, he moved to center. And in 2017, he missed 12 games with a concussion.
That means the 49ers first two major signings of free agency — Richburg and Richard Sherman — are players coming off serious injuries.
If Richburg is healthy, he will be an upgrade over Daniel Kilgore at center. But, Richburg shouldn’t play guard. That shouldn’t be the 49ers plan for him. He’s not strong enough to hold his ground one on one against a defensive tackle like Aaron Donald. The Niners still need two guards.