The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have officially signed OT Garry Gilliam.
The #49ers have signed OL Garry Gilliam.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) April 18, 2017
Last night, the 49ers signed Gilliam to a one-year, $2.2 million offer sheet, which gave Seattle five days to match the offer. However, it appeared likely that they would decline to do so, given their cap situation.
The Seahawks will not receive any compensation for losing Gilliam.
Seattle used an original-round tender on him that would have cost them around $1.797 million for the 2017 season and gave them the right of first refusal for any offer sheet he signed with another team during free agency.
Gilliam, 26, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State back in 2014. He managed to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season has been on their active roster ever since.
In 2016, Gilliam appeared in 14 games for the Seahawks and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 71 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.