Offensive lineman Zane Beadles, who has started 115 NFL games, was released by the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Monday.
Beadles had one year left on the three-year, $11.75 million deal he signed in 2016. Releasing Beadles clears $3.5 million against the cap.
"Zane is a consummate professional and has represented our organization with exceptional class," said 49ers general manager John Lynch in a statement released by the team. "He is an unselfish guy who stepped up in a big way for our team last year and we can't thank him enough for all his contributions to the organization and our community. Zane is just the kind of player and person we would always be open to welcoming back down the road, but releasing him now provides ample opportunity to find the right situation with his next team. We wish him and his family all the best as he moves forward in his career."
Beadles, 31, signed with the 49ers as a free agent on March 22, 2016. He started all 16 games in 2016, playing center, guard and tackle.
He played in all 16 games this past season, but made only five starts, playing both guard and tackle.
Beadles was San Francisco's opening-day starter at left guard in 2017, but he was replaced in the starting lineup after one game following the acquisition of Laken Tomlinson. Beadles then started the final four games of the season at right tackle.
It was the first time in his eight-year NFL career that Beadles was not a fulltime starter.
He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2012.