Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Becht could be good fit for 49ers
By Mike Sando
Former Rams and Cardinals tight end Anthony Becht is visiting the 49ers, the team said, and I think he could fit.
The 49ers drafted and then released blocking tight end Bear Pascoe in 2009. Unable to find a suitable replacement, the 49ers carried only two tight ends on their roster all season, one fewer than expected. Vernon Davis excels at blocking and receiving, with backup Delanie Walker more in the H-back mold.
Adding a tight end with Becht's blocking credentials could provide the 49ers with more options from a power running standpoint. Becht played about 40 percent of the Cardinals' offensive snaps last season, more than I would have expected. He is an unrestricted free agent.