November 6, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; San Francisco 49ers guard Adam Snyder (68) lines up against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The 49ers won 19-11. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Cardinals Sign Former 49′ers Lineman Adam Snyder


The Arizona Cardinals landed their first free agent since the period started on Tuesday afternoon.  Offensive lineman Adam Snyder, who spent the last seven years with the San Francisco 49′ers, signed a five-year contract with the Cards on Wednesday.  Terms were not disclosed.  It is a nice pickup in the fact that not only is it in a position of great need, but it also is a player who is familiar with the Cards and played with a good Niners line from 2011.

Snyder can play guard and tackle and it was that versatility that the Cards most likely were interested in.  I can’t say I blame them.  With the injuries and ineffectiveness of the offensive line the past couple of seasons, they need players who are willing to move around as needed.

The Cards entertained a couple of other offensive linemen on Wednesday, including Jake Scott, who played with the Tennessee Titans.  I like what I’m seeing in the Cards addressing the areas of need.  It is easy to go after the best overall players, which is easy to do in the draft, however, filling the holes is something that is important if the Cards want to return to the playoffs.

An interesting tidbit, Snyder’s father-in-law is Erik Widmark, who is the executive director of the Grand Canyon State Games and also used to work with the Cardinals.

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