Pashos agrees to 1-year deal with 49ers
Tony Pashos, who started 47 games at right tackle the past three seasons, has agreed to a one-year contract with the 49ers. He is in the Bay Area taking a physical and will sign later today, said a source close to Pashos.
The 49ers must make room on the 53-man roster for Pashos, whom the Jaguars released this weekend. The 49ers figure to waive a player with practice-squad eligibility, as they have one open spot on the practice squad.
Pashos (6-6, 326) is a seventh-year player who broke into the league with the Baltimore Ravens as a fifth-round draft choice from Illinois. It should not take Pashos long to acclimate to the 49ers’ blocking schemes, as he played two seasons under 49ers offensive-line coach Chris Foerster while with the Ravens.
Pashos, 29, signed a reported five-year, $24 million contract with the Jaguars in 2007 as an unrestricted free agent. In two seasons with the Jaguars, Pashos missed one game. He played every snap of last season at right tackle. The Jaguars released Pashos on Saturday, rather than pay is $4.335 million salary.
The 49ers anticipated Pashos’ release and scouted him Thursday night against the Redskins. Pashos started at right guard and played the entire first half. But the 49ers envision Pashos as a right tackle.
Adam Snyder is the 49ers’ starting right tackle, but Pashos provides insurance at the position. Barry Sims was the only backup tackle behind Snyder and left tackle Joe Staley on the 49ers’ original 53-man roster.
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