49ers roster 2024: Sebastian Gutierrez is a name you'll likely forget by Week 1

Who is Sebastian Gutierrez?
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Sebastian Gutierrez (60)
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Sebastian Gutierrez (60) / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Sebastian Gutierrez, a well-traveled veteran backup, probably winds up being a camp body for the 49ers and nothing more in 2024.

There are always going to be plenty of unknown names at the back end of any team's 90-man roster during the offseason.

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Sebastian Gutierrez is one such name.

The 6-foot-6, 308-pound lineman out of small-school Minot State went undrafted in 2022 and subsequently signed with the Denver Broncos, failing to make their 53-man roster that year but later joined the New England Patriots' practice squad for a few days before landing on the same squad of the Las Vegas Raiders not long thereafter.

He even managed to get in a regular-season game that season, playing a whopping two snaps for Vegas against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that was it. The Raiders waived Gutierrez the following offseason.

Over the course of 2023, Gutierrez signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Raiders' practice squad again and then finally found his way onto the 49ers' practice squad in December.

The Niners inked him to a reserve/future contract entering 2024.

Why did the 49ers sign Sebastian Gutierrez?

There isn't a lot out there about Gutierrez's lead-up to the 2022 draft, but he did show good testing in the RAS department, which ultimately convinced Denver to take a UDFA flier on him:

San Francisco likely noticed this, too, and potentially kept eyes on him over the course of 2022 and into 2023.

Once there was room on the practice squad, the 49ers opted to take a shot on his upside.

Will Sebastian Gutierrez make 49ers' 53-man roster in 2024?

Short answer? No.

True, the Niners offensive line has plenty of question marks, but the starting five of Trent Williams, Aaron Banks, Jake Brendel, Spencer Burford and Colton McKivitz is pretty much set.

And there are plenty of backup candidates, too, including Jaylon Moore, Ben Bartch, Jon Feliciano, Chris Hubbard and rookies Dominick Puni and Jarrett Kingston.

Not all of those names will make San Francisco's 53-man roster, yet each of them is easily ahead of Gutierrez on the depth chart.

It'd have to take some serious impressing by Gutierrez to even stand a chance, or the 49ers will have to suffer injury attrition of the ages during training camp to open a possible door.

What's most likely is Gutierrez sees some field time late in preseason games after serving as a third- or fourth-string option during training camp.

At best, he'll aim to get back onto the Niners' practice squad in 2024.

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