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Seahawks restricted free agent Garry Gilliam accepts offer sheet from 49ers

Apr 17, 2017, 7:08 PM
The Seahawks will either have to match the 49ers offer to Garry Gilliam or use a new right tackle i...
The Seahawks will either have to match the 49ers offer to Garry Gilliam or use a new right tackle in 2017. (AP)
(AP)

The Seahawks are on the clock if they want to retain the services of offensive lineman Garry Gilliam.

Gilliam, a restricted free agent (RFA), has accepted an offer sheet for a one-year deal from the San Francisco 49ers. That gives the Seahawks five days to match San Francisco’s offer.

Earlier in the offseason, the Seahawks offered Gilliam a tender of a non-guaranteed salary of $1.797 million to make him a RFA. Because it was the lowest possible tender, Seattle would not receive any draft pick compensation should they not match the 49ers.

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The 26-year-old Gilliam started every game at left tackle in 2015 and entered 2016 as the team’s starting left tackle. He struggled and was benched for a period of time late in the season, however, before regaining the spot for the final two games of the regular season and into the playoffs.

The Seahawks’ only other option at right tackle currently on the roster is Germain Ifedi, who started 13 games at guard as a rookie in 2016.

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