Good morning! OTAs are still underway, Kaepernick is still rehabbing, and James Jones wants a job with the San Francisco 49ers.
No thanks. Jones would be great for veteran leadership, but if the 49ers going to do that, why aren't we just resigning Anquan Boldin? Again, veteran leadership could be great, but the 49ers need to see what they have with Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington, DeAndre Smelter and so on. Putting James or Boldin on the roster further buries those wide receivers and for some (especially Patton) this is their arguably first and only chance to show they are worth being on the squad.
And for the argument about Boldin being slow (by our friend, the anonymous NFL scout), uh...so? His lower speed hasn't stopped him from running over secondaries before. Sure he may have gotten a bit slower with age, but until he really shows me he shouldn't be on a field, despite his dip in numbers last year (the offense can be to blame for that), that's not entirely an accurate argument to make.
If you're going to get Jones, just get Boldin for the familiarity he has with the team and the city. Both aren't needed this year, we need to see what the team has.
Let's get to the links!
49ers Shaun Draughn and DuJuan Harris Making a Case For Backup Role (Sakamoto)
Jets waive ex-49ers practice squad D-lineman Okoye (Maiocco)
Looking for 11: Where things stand with the 49ers defense (Barrows)
Jimmie Ward at cornerback? College coaches saw the same potential (Barrows)
NaVorro Bowman Featured in Nike Football Campaign (49ers.com)
When will Colin Kaepernick resume practicing? (Biderman)
Grant Cohn: Five 49ers whose roster spots look to be in jeopardy (Grant Cohn)
Free agent receiver Jones: 'I'd love to play for 49ers' (Biderman)
NFL moves Pro Bowl from Hawaii to Orlando, drops draft format (CSN)
NFL Scouting Director: Free agent Boldin 'old and can't run' (CSN)
Healthy Bethea resumes role on 49ers with Tartt in shadows (Maiocco)
Previewing the finale of 49ers voluntary OTAs (Biderman)
Colin Kaepernick closes in on $400K workout bonus (ESPN)
The 6 most heated NFL quarterback battles entering 2016 (DaSilva)