49ers bring back Barry Sims

Barry Sims is staying in San Francisco.

The 49ers announced today that the veteran offensive tackle has agreed to a one-year contract to return to them after making a visit to the Washington Redskins and considering them.

It’s a good move for the Niners, who should consider drafting an offensive tackle with one of their two first-round draft picks, because it provides some depth. Sims was obviously comfortable with the situation too after switching sides of the Bay two years ago. He spent the first nine years of his career with the Oakland Raiders.

Sims made seven starts in place of Joe Staley at left tackle last season when the promising young player was sidelined with a knee injury. He’s made 15 starts over two seasons with the Niners and, at worst, the team will have a solid veteran swing tackle. Sims could obviously compete for the starting right tackle job. The contract is worth up to $2.1 million, according to ESPN.

And the Redskins continue to seek help for their line that was understaffed by Vinny Cerrato last season.

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