SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers' starting offensive line to begin the regular season will include a surprise right guard.
Jordan Devey, whom the 49ers' acquired two weeks ago in a trade with the New England Patriots for tight end Asante Cleveland, will move into the starting lineup, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula announced on Tuesday.
Marcus Martin will start at center. Devey worked only the final series of the first half on Saturday night with the 49ers' first-team offense. Devey started four games for the New England Patriots early last season. He was inactive during the Patriots playoff run to the Super Bowl.
"There's a calmness about him in there playing the game -- in himself," Tomsula said of Devey. "He's a good football player. He's a smart guy. he came in and got it quick.
"He’s got the system. Love the practice tape."
Martin started the first two exhibition games at right guard. Rookie Ian Silberman started Saturday at right guard, with Martin moving to center.
The rest of the 49ers' offensive line is: left tackle Joe Staley, left guard Alex Boone and right tackle Erik Pears.