The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that they’ve released veteran G Zane Beadles.
“Zane is a consummate professional and has represented our organization with exceptional class,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. “He is an unselfish guy who stepped up in a big way for our team last year and we can’t thank him enough for all his contributions to the organization and our community. Zane is just the kind of player and person we would always be open to welcoming back down the road, but releasing him now provides ample opportunity to find the right situation with his next team. We wish him and his family all the best as he moves forward in his career.”
Beadles, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Broncos back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract with the Broncos before signing a five-year, $30 million contract that included $12.5 million guaranteed with the Jaguars in 2014.
After two years in Jacksonville, Beadles was released and later signed a three-year, $11.75 million contract with the 49ers. He was set to make a base salary of $3 million for the 2018 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Beadles will free up $3.5 million of available cap space while creating $583,334 in dead money.
In 2017, Beadles appeared in all 16 games for the 49ers and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 79 offensive tackle out of 81 qualifying players.