San Francisco 49ers: Predicting 2020 offensive line depth chart

Center Weston Richburg #58 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Center Weston Richburg #58 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Ross Reynolds, Iowa Hawkeyes
Offensive lineman Ross Reynolds #59 of the Iowa Hawkeyes (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

49ers depth chart: Practice squad

Without getting too complicated on practice squad eligibility — you can read more about that from our friends at Niners Nation here — San Francisco will have a number of O-line players eligible for placement on the developmental unit.

One of the big differences is practice squads can now boast 14 players under the league’s new collective bargaining agreement, which is up from 12 in previous seasons.

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There’s an additional caveat here, too. Gameday rosters used to be only 46 active players. Under the new CBA, though, those active rosters can be increased by two spots to 48 players provided teams dress at least eight offensive linemen.

Remember the part about eight players on the active roster, yet only seven regularly being dressed? That now changes.

Additionally, there can be practice squad call-ups via new “elevations,” which prompt some more attention to those placed here.

So, who makes the practice squad cut?

  • Ross Reynolds
  • Jaryd Jones-Smith

The 49ers liked Reynolds’ run-blocking abilities a year ago, and he impressed enough in camp to suggest he’s worth some development.

Jones-Smith, meanwhile, has a likable 6-foot-7, 345-pound frame potentially capable of being developed into a modest tackle.

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Don’t be shocked if one of these two wind up being called up during the regular season, particularly if there are injury concerns again.