Fooch’s update: Peter Schrager is reporting the 49ers got a 5th for Robinson. (Maiocco has confirmed)
Sounds like 49ers got a 5th for Rashard Robinson.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) October 31, 2017
The San Francisco 49ers are already moving on from another Trent Baalke draft pick. Ian Rapoport is reporting the team is preparing to trade cornerback Rashard Robinson to the New York Jets. The NFL trade deadline is at 1 p.m. PT, so this would appear to be one more deadline deal.
Robinson entered the season as the 49ers No. 1 cornerback, but has struggled mightily. He has done some solid work at times in coverage, but he has been a penalty machine. After starting the first seven games, he was demoted behind rookie Ahkello Witherspoon. Robinson got 19 defensive snaps in Week 8, but he was clearly the fourth cornerback on the roster.
The 49ers move forward with Ahkello Witherspoon and Dontae Johnson as their starting cornerbacks. K’Waun Williams will be the nickel when he returns from injury, and Leon Hall will likely be the fourth cornerback after Williams returns.
Talk about a busy trade deadline!