After a one-year stint in the desert, former San Francisco 49ers guard Adam Snyder signed a contract to rejoin the team. Snyder left San Francisco to sign with the Arizona Cardinals last offseason, which included a $5 million signing bonus. He signed a two-year contract with San Francisco on Monday.
Thank you all for the support. So excited to have the opportunity to finish what I started long ago!!
— Adam Snyder (@ASnyds68) May 6, 2013
The Cardinals released Snyder on April 29 and the deal he signed with the 49ers does not guarantee a roster spot. Chances are Snyder will make the final roster cut, but only as a backup. The reason why he originally left San Francisco was because it was his best chance to continue being a starter in the NFL. Now after experiencing what it is like to go from a winning team to a losing team, Snyder seems to be willing to be a backup for the 49ers.
What makes Snyder such a great offensive linemen to have on the roster is his ability to effectively play at any position on the line, whether on the left or right side. He has made starts in the regular season at guard, center and tackle in his career.
Alex Boone took over for Snyder at right guard after he left for Arizona and played exceptionally well. Boone was a Pro Bowl alternate for his efforts last season, so it is highly unlikely Snyder will regain his old starting job. Despite dealing with injuries last season, Snyder started 14 games for the Cardinals.