For five seasons the San Francisco 49ers did not have to worry about the left side of their offensive line. Why? Because they had Pro Bowl talents T Joe Staley and G Mike Iupati anchoring that side. Not anymore.
According to ESPNs Adam Schefter, Iupati’s camp and the Arizona Cardinals have reached an agreement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With Iupati off to Arizona, RB Frank Gore to Philadelphia, and ILB Patrick Willis and DE Justin Smith likely retiring, that’s four starters from last season that will need to be replaced.