Seahawks right tackle Garry Gilliam reportedly visited the 49ers on Thursday and left with a lucrative contract offer. But the unrestricted free agent declined the bid, according to multiple media reports.
The lines of communication remain open between Gilliam and the 49ers, sources told ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia and the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta.
“If they don’t agree to terms, the veteran right tackle is expected to sign his $1.797 million tender with the Seahawks next week,” Kapadia reported. “If Gilliam ends up signing an offer sheet with the 49ers, the Seahawks have the right to match it. If they let him walk, they receive no draft pick compensation.”
Condotta noted that Gilliam is aiming for an increased offer — so the differences between him and the 49ers run along money lines rather than contract length.
Gilliam’s visit to the 49ers was first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates.