The San Francisco 49ers have made a trade in their moves to cut down to the 75-man roster. The team announced they have traded cornerback Kenneth Acker to the Kansas City Chiefs. The team did not disclose the pick in return, but Adam Schefter tweeted that it was a seventh round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Acker was drafted by the 49ers in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft and was placed on injured reserve following that year’s training camp. He got the starting nod in 2015 and eventually lost it in week 14 to Dontae Johnson.
There’s no telling what was going to happen with the cornerbacks in this year’s draft class, but the 49ers certainly had a lot of them and a few they probably felt could develop further. We all know Trent Baalke likes his draft picks and with the way Acker finished out the season last year, it probably made him expendable.
So like many of the 49ers acquired players, Acker is off to the Chiefs.