The Philadelphia Eagles made a roster move on Friday, waiving wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. He will go through the waivers process, which means the 31 other NFL teams have the opportunity to claim him.
Green-Beckham is a monster of a man at 6’5, 240 pounds. He would be the biggest receiver on the 49ers roster by a long shot, with the next closest being 6’2, 227 pound DeAndre Smelter. The 49ers could use some size, but just to get this out of the way, no, I do not think they will put in a claim for Green-Beckham.
The Tennessee Titans spent a second round pick on him in 2015, but then traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. The deal happened after Titans coach Mike Mularkey questioned Green-Beckham’s work ethic.
"That's spending extra time when nobody is watching," Mularkey told ESPN's Paul Kuharsky. "That's doing things when nobody is watching. That's in the classroom. I think it's just putting the work in without being directed by anybody. Doing it yourself."
John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan could decide they can work with Green-Beckham and get something out of him. But my guess for the time being is that they will pass on him. I wouldn’t be surprised if a team was willing to take a flier on Green-Beckham, but I also would not be surprised if he cleared waivers and signed somewhere for the league minimum. The 49ers hold the second spot in the waiver priority order, so unless the Cleveland Browns claim him, we’ll know what kind of interest the 49ers do or don’t have.