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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Suggestion for the 49ers at tackle: Runyan

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

William writes via Facebook: Jon Runyan, baby. Give that man a call, Niners.

Mike Sando: Runyan has started every game for the last 12 seasons, all with Philadelphia. He does remain unsigned. He is 6-foot-7, 330 pounds and 35 years old. If the 49ers were willing to take a chance on Marvel Smith, whose retirement the 49ers have confirmed, why not consider a far more durable player such as Runyan?

Runyan is coming off microfracture knee surgery seven months ago. He received medical clearance to play Monday. The Eagles could have interest in re-signing him. Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News has the details.

Runyan would presumably prefer remaining in Philadelphia. He would presumably want to start. The 49ers have been happy with Adam Snyder at right tackle. Still, landing a player with Runyan's credentials would certainly help their depth up front. Runyan's mentality would also fit with the 49ers.