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49ers waive Jordan Devey to clear roster space

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This is not a surprise considering all the offseason additions and Devey's poor play.

The San Francisco 49ers have made another roster move to clear space for undrafted free agents. Matt Maiocco is reporting the team has waived offensive guard Jordan Devey. I can confirm this report.

The 49ers acquired Devey last August in a trade with the New England Patriots for tight end Asante Cleveland. The 49ers had tight end depth and needed offensive line help. Devey was the team's starting right guard, but it became quickly apparent he was just not very good at his job. He was eventually replaced by Andrew Tiller at right guard.

The 49ers drafted Joshua Garnett in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and signed Zane Beadles in free agency. Add in the likely UDFA signing of Blake Muir, and someone on the line was going to be getting released. Devey was simply not a good offensive lineman for the 49ers. The trade ended up a wash as Asante Cleveland didn't do a whole lot of much for the Patriots.