The 49ers just announced they have traded center Daniel Kilgore to the Miami Dolphins.
Here’s a statement from GM John Lynch: “On behalf of the entire organization I want to thank Dan for everything he contributed to this team and the Bay Area community over the last seven seasons. When Kyle and I arrived last offseason, we knew right away that he was a well-respected leader in the locker room and a true professional. We are pleased to be able to help find Dan a great situation to be able to continue his career, and we wish him and his wife, Megan, the very best.”
Kilgore, 30, started 39 games at center for the 49ers since 2014. He became expendable when the 49ers signed Weston Richburg on Tuesday, and made Richburg the highest-paid center in the NFL in terms of practical guaranteed money.
Richburg will be the 49ers starting center next season.
Question: Do you think the 49ers moved too quickly signing Richburg this offseason? I ask because the Miami Dolphins just released three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey, who’s only 28. He played all 16 games last season, as opposed to Richburg, who played only four games and has gone to zero Pro Bowls in his career.