San Francisco 49ers

49ers agree to terms with OL Erik Pears

The 49ers have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free-agent guard Erik Pears, according to Pears’ agent, Jeff Sperbeck.

Pears, 32, visited the team Thursday and gives them a veteran offensive lineman who presumably will compete with a pair of youngsters, Brandon Thomas and Marcus Martin, for the left-guard spot that opened when Mike Iupati was signed by the Cardinals this week.

Pears also gives the team more options at tackle. Prior to last season, when he played all 16 games at right guard for the Bills, Pears was a right tackle. The Jets and Broncos also showed interest in the 6-8, 316-pound veteran.

In other free-agent news, ESPN Washington reported that 49ers free-agent Michael Crabtree is being considered by Washington but that there is heavier interest from San Diego. The Chargers also are looking at Stevie Johnson and Cecil Shorts as possible wideout additions, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Three teams -- Washington, Cleveland and Tennessee -- have met with 49ers free-agent cornerback Perrish Cox. He is seeking a deal that would pay him between $3 million and $4 million a year.

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