San Francisco 49ers: A Budget-Conscious Guide to Free Agency
Center: Ben Jones, Houston Texans
It’s a slim picking in free agency for centers, with only two or three who really could be considered a significant addition for a team.
From that small list, I’m taking Jones, who the Texans moved to center from guard this season. I’m a big fan of versatility on the offensive line and, like Harris, Jones could serve multiple roles. Jones was able to handle the multitude of quarterbacks Houston trotted out this season, while fighting through a sprained MCL and some back issues, while still playing at a solid level.
He’s running under the radar compared to Alex Mack—who is not a free agent yet but does have a player option to leave—or Stefan Wisniewski, so he’s the smart shopper’s choice at center for this offseason.
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