Jonathan Goodwin has returned to the New Orleans Saints, the club announced on Tuesday.
Goodwin, 35, started every game at center for the 49ers over the past three seasons. Goodwin was a starter for the Saints from 2008 to 2010 where he made three Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XLIV.
San Francisco elected to go with a youth movement at center this offseason. The team extended the contract of fourth-year lineman
Goodwin said farewell to 49ers fans from his Twitter and Instagram account.
Thanks niner empire! Forever grateful for the opportunity. http://t.co/R7TU4ghwuy— jonathan goodwin (@jgoody59) June 3, 2014