(via 49ers.comZane Beadles grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, which meant the San Francisco 49ers were a familiar franchise to the 315-pound offensive lineman.

And when it came time for Beadles to sign with his third NFL franchise during the 2016 free-agency period, playing closer to his friends and family in a zone-blocking, up-tempo offense was all very appealing.

And then there was Joe Staley.

The allure of playing next to a five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle proved to be one of the strongest factors in Beadles’ decision to sign a three-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week.

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