SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers have signed right tackle Tony Pashos to a one-year contract, adding a veteran offensive lineman a week before their opener at Arizona.
San Francisco cut linebacker Diyral Briggs to clear roster room for Pashos, who was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday.
Pashos moved to guard in Thursday night's preseason finale and played well, but Jacksonville asked him to play for less money and he refused, according to his agent.
Originally a fifth-round pick by Baltimore in 2003, the 29-year-old Pashos has started 49 of the last 50 games over the past three seasons. That includes playoffs.
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