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Erik Pears | Tackle

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 316
College: Colorado State
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49ers signed OL Erik Pears to a two-year, $4.7 million contract.
Pears was PFF's third-worst rated guard last season, but has been a right tackle for the majority of his career. He'll give the 49ers offensive line depth after losing Mike Iupati. Brandon Thomas remains the in-house favorite to start at left guard. Mar 14 - 2:30 PM

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Free agent OG Erik Pears is drawing interest from the Broncos and Jets.

The Broncos have explored several possibilities at guard since losing Orlando Franklin to the Chargers. Our advice would be to keep looking. Pears was third from the bottom in Pro Football Focus' 2014 guard ratings.
Mar 13 - 11:07 AM

Free agent OG Erik Pears will visit the 49ers.

Pears, 33 in June, has started 55 games for the Bills the past four seasons, but was thoroughly abused in pass pro and as a run blocker last season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' 76th-ranked guard out of 78 qualifiers.
Mar 11 - 4:34 PM

Erik Pears has won the Bills' starting right guard job.

Pears started 39 games over the past three seasons at right tackle. He was mentioned as a player on the roster bubble heading into training camp. Pears has unseated veteran Kraig Urbik at right guard. Rookie Seantrel Henderson will handle right tackle. The Bills' line from left to right projects as LT Cordy Glenn, LG Chris Williams, C Eric Wood, RG Pears, and RT Henderson.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 07:28:00 PM

WGR 550 Buffalo believes Bills OT Erik Pears could be the odd man out on the 53-man roster if rookie Cyrus Kouandjio has a strong preseason and camp.

Pears has started 39 games over the past three seasons, but was a well-below average right tackle in 2013. Kouandjio is the favorite for starting duties, though a shaky August could leave the door open for Pears to remain on the roster as an insurance policy.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Erik Pears is expected to open the season as the Bills' starting right tackle.

Chris Hairston would be the pick if not for a foot/ankle injury that has sidelined him all of training camp. His return date is unknown. A journeyman, 31-year-old Pears graded out 62nd among 80 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' 2012 tackle ratings. Buffalo's shaky O-Line is more of a concern for its passing than ground game because C.J. Spiller can create his own running room.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Bills RT Erik Pears resumed practicing at OTAs Tuesday.

After battling groin problems dating back to last season, Pears has been doing individual position drills for a few weeks. Finally healthy, he rotated in with the first-team at right tackle. Although Pears was considered a release candidate before OTAs, his presence is needed since the Bills have been hit with a rash of injuries at tackle. Chris Hairston remains the favorite to start.
Tue, May 28, 2013 10:16:00 PM

WGR 550 Buffalo calls Bills RT Erik Pears a cap casualty candidate this summer.

Pears, 31 next month, has two years left on a four-year, $9.8 million contract, and he is set to count $2.8 million against the cap in 2013. He's an above-average pass protector, but Pears, at 6-foot-8 and 314 pounds, doesn't move many bodies in the run game. Chris Hairston is likely to take over at right tackle.
Fri, May 3, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Bills placed RT Erik Pears (hip) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Pears was sent to see a specialist last week after developing complications in his surgically-repaired hip. Coach Chan Gailey confirmed that he will undergo another surgery on the hip. Pears started the first seven games, but struggled in particular as a run-blocker while playing at less than 100 percent. Chris Hairston will step in as the starter opposite Cordy Glenn.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 05:08:00 PM

Bills RT Erik Pears (hip) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Pears won't even make the trip to Houston with his teammates. Buffalo has been one of the most banged up offensive lines in the league this season. LT Cordy Glenn (ankle, questionable) is expected to return this week though, so Chris Hairston will slide over to right tackle.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 01:16:00 PM

Bills RT Erik Pears (hernia surgery) has been "full go" in practice since Monday.

He's expected to play the opener after missing the majority of August. Ryan Fitzpatrick was the least sacked QB in the league last season, but that's primarily a function of Chan Gailey's quick-passing attack. The Bills O-Line has three starters returning from injury in addition to rookie Cordy Glenn at left tackle. Cue the Jets D/ST in fantasy this week.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 09:04:00 AM

Bills RT Erik Pears (hernia surgery) is expected to return to practice next week.

Pears was never in danger of missing Week 1. He'll quickly retake the starting right tackle gig from fill-in Chris Hairston. Second-round rookie Cordy Glenn is tentatively expected to man Ryan Fitzpatrick's blind side.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 10:56:00 AM

Bills RT Erik Pears (hernia surgery) won't participate in football activities before training camp.

As of yet, there's been nothing to suggest he won't be ready for Week 1. In fact, the Bills website expects both Pears and C Eric Wood (ACL surgery) to be ready for the start of training camp.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 10:37:00 PM

Bills RT Erik Pears is recovering from offseason hernia surgery.

This is the first report of Pears' surgery. No timetable has been given for his return. In his absence Tuesday, Chris Hairston worked with the first team at right tackle while second-rounder Cordy Glenn was installed at left tackle.
Tue, May 29, 2012 05:20:00 PM

Bills signed RT Erik Pears to a three-year, $9.3 million extension through 2014.

He will receive $3.85 million in guaranteed money. Pears, who was set to hit unrestricted free agency after this season, has started all 13 games for the Bills this year. Previously known as a journeyman, he's established himself as an asset by bulking up and showing consistency.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 12:15:00 PM

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