Senio Kelemete Brought in by 49ers

Sep 27, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Houston Texans offensive line coach Mike Devlin (left) talks to offensive guard Senio Kelemete (64) on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

For the San Francisco 49ers, the injury bug has become a major problem during the course of OTAs. Recently, the team lost tackle Justin Skule for the season due to an ACL tear.

To replace him, a source informed of the situation reported to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo that the team signed veteran offensive lineman Senio Kelemete away from the Houston Texans. Kelemete will bring some more depth to the Niners’ offensive line, and can play both guard and tackle positions.

However, injuries have become a problem for the former Washington Husky, as he missed two games during the 2018 season, and missed most of the 2019 campaign after being placed on injured reserve by the Texans on Sept. 25.
In his nine seasons in the NFL, Kelemete has logged a total of 42 starts with the aforementioned Texans (five during the 2020 campaign with Houston), as well as the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals.

While he will provide some depth to help the Niners rebuild and retool an injured o-line, many people have been criticizing the move as Kelemete has been known to play more of a guard position instead of tackle.

Overall, this move should help San Francisco.