Originally Posted by BradK10
I'm partial to this, but a good friend of mine, Eric Heitmann, starting guard for the last 3 years in San Fransico, can become an urestricted free agent I think after this season.
He was a 4 year starter at Stanford after playing at Katy HS from 1994-1997 with me. He was drafted in the 7th round by SF, only after he was mysteriously red flagged for a injury he didn't even know he had (was projected a 2nd/3rd round guy). He super smart and takes great angles on blocks. He's worked in zone schemes before and has the athleticism to get to the 2nd level in the zone scheme. He probably lacks super strength, but he makes up for it in smarts and athleticism, rarely getting out of position.
Of course, I'm biased, but if we go after any OL help, I'd like to see one of my boys in the red, white and blue!
I know Heitmann as well... and last I heard he does want to play for the Texans next year. It all depends on where we are at the Guard spot in the offseason.
The 49ers did offer him a contract already and have already pulled it from the table due to lack of "team" production which is BS. So I don't look for him to return to SF next year. Who knows though... anyone who dangles anything over 100 k to me and I am movin there that day!