Protecting Jimmy Garoppolo was the first order of business.
On Tuesday, the 49ers and free-agent offensive lineman Weston Richburg agreed to a five-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This is the first move the 49ers have made since Monday, when the NFL’s “legal tampering” period began — the period when agents and teams can begin negotiating.
Richburg, 26, played the first four seasons of his career with the New York Giants, and is the top center on the market this offseason. His deal with the 49ers will become official once free agency begins.
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