Gilliam was released by the 49ers on Wednesday.
Gilliam was set to make roughly $4.5 million in 2019, a price the 49ers aren't willing to pay for a backup lineman. His release clears over $5 million in cap space for San Francisco, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. The 28-year-old shouldn't have a problem finding another job elsewhere around the league.
Gilliam (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Gilliam seems to be progressing in his recovery from a concussion sustained nearly a month ago. Given the nature of Gilliam's injury, it's difficult to estimate a timetable for the 27-year-old's return. Expected to serve a rotational role in the 49ers' O-line this season, it remains to be seen whether Gilliam will suit up for Sunday's season opener against the Vikings.
Gilliam (concussion) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
We're closing in on a month since Gilliam sustained the concussion and things appear to be moving rather slowly. Given the nature of head injuries in today's medical climate, it's wise for both Gilliam's personal health and the team to wait until all symptoms have subsided. Although the Niners have eased Gilliam back into the mix, albeit in a limited fashion, it's reasonable to suspect he'll miss Sunday's game given the lengthy absence and the fact that he's not quite at 100 percent just yet.
Gilliam (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The return marks the end of a three-week long absence for Gilliam. Despite missing almost a month of the critical evaluation period during the preseason, the 27-year-old possesses enough experience that it could ultimately help save him from the perils of roster cutdowns.
Gilliam remains in concussion protocol and will be re-evaluated Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Gilliam has been going through protocol since suffering the concussion since the team's preseason opener against the Cowboys. An update should come Tuesday on whether or not Gilliam is cleared.
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