The San Francisco 49ers need to build an offense around Jimmy Garoppolo, and they’re fortifying the offensive line with Weston Richburg.
Formerly of the New York Giants, Richburg will sign a five-year contract in San Francisco, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Colorado State product was a second-round pick of the Giants in 2014, and he immediately bolstered the trenches. Richburg started 47 of 48 regular-season games during his first three seasons, though a concussion limited him to four appearances.
Despite that issue, it’s a quality move for the 49ers and an enormous loss on a New York roster that already needed offensive linemen. The Giants now must address the blocking unit elsewhere in free agency and during the draft.