49ers interested in Carr? What it might mean

The 49ers already have the No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 draft. They are reportedly now looking at the No. 1 overall pick of the 2002 draft to also occupy a seat the team’s quarterback meeting room.

 

Bakersfield native David Carr, who spent the past two seasons as Eli Manning’s backup with the Giants, is scheduled to visit the 49ers this weekend, according to a report in the Newark Star-Ledger. Carr spent his first five NFL seasons with the Texans, who made him the No. 1 pick in the 2002 draft.

 

Quick reaction: This potential move would have a lot more short-term impact on Shaun Hill than Alex Smith. Carr would not be coming to the 49ers as a starter, but as a No. 2 man. After all, Carr has not started since the 2007 season when he filled in for four games with the Panthers.

 

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Niners free-agent right tackle Tony Pashos is scheduled to visit the Redskins, according to Aaron Wilson’s Twitter report.

 

Quick reaction: This is no great surprise, as former 49ers offensive line coach Chris Foerster – the man most responsible for Pashos coming to the 49ers in the first place – is now on Mike Shanahan’s staff with the Redskins. Free agent tackle Barry Sims is more valuable to the 49ers because of his versatility. Pashos and Sims would be viewed as backups with the 49ers. Pashos is limited to the right side, while Sims has the ability to play both sides. A backup tackle in the NFL must be able to play both sides.

 

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