Question: The oft-injured Jonas Jennings has been a major disappointment these past two years, even though he is one of the highest paid o-linemen in the league. Adam Snyder is much cheaper, he is years younger than Jennings, and he has shown promise in his stints at left tackle. Any chance that Jennings and his $7 million bloated salary get released, especially with Joe Staley now in the mix?
Gordon, Rancho Murieta
Answer: No chance - mainly because the 49ers aren't in any salary-cap straits at the moment. Jennings actually is a pretty good blocker. His problem is that he has yet to make it through a full season without coming down with one ailment or another. And don't forget - the team's embarrassment of riches along the offensive line won't last beyond this season when Justin Smiley, Kwame Harris and possibly Larry Allen are gone. That means Snyder could be needed at one of the guard positions while Staley might have to play right tackle.
- Matt Barrows