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Report: 49ers re-sign interior OL Ben Bartch

The 49ers are bringing back interior offensive lineman Ben Bartch according to Matt Barrows of the Athletic. Bartch, 25, will get an opportunity to compete for a roster spot and potentially a starting job in 2024.

San Francisco acquired Bartch last season when the team signed him from the Jaguars practice squad. He was with Jacksonville for three-plus seasons after they selected him in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL draft.

In his three-plus years with the Jags, Bartch played in 41 games with 20 starts. He appeared in five games for the 49ers last season and played 28 offensive snaps.

He’ll at least provide some versatility and depth for the 49ers up front, but he’ll also be in the running for a starting guard job as the team looks to shore up its offensive line.

Story originally appeared on Niners Wire