The Las Vegas Raiders may give the 49ers a chance to consolidate the top of the right back’s depth chart. Josina Anderson reported on Wednesday that “Raiders” is expected to release RG Gabe Jackson after 7 years of working with the club.
Performance did not drive us away. Jackson originally planned to make $9.6 million next season, but his contract left Las Vegas with dead money, allowing him to break up.
In fact, Jackson performed very well on the offensive line last year and started all 16 games. Two years ago, he started all 24 games he played. An elbow injury prevented him from participating in 13 games in 2018, while a pre-season knee injury prevented him from participating in 1
Although the 49ers did not invest a lot of money in the RG position during Kyle Shanahan’s tenure, it was a big enough problem last year and they might spend some limited resources to bring in reliable players , They can act as starters and allow players like Daniel Brunskill to play as substitutes. This will improve their starting point and help them to increase their depth. Last year they suffered a severe blow due to increased injuries.
This may deviate from San Francisco’s routine, but kicking tires on an available starting RG like Jackson may help ensure an offensive line that requires extra effort.