Without having a Sunday practice, a lot of content was generated analyzing camp battles to this point, and how they might affect the rapidly approaching roster cut downs. Then, out of nowhere, news broke that Trent Baalke found a job. Hot takes and criticism were shared by grumpy 49ers fans worldwide, and for a brief moment, we were all united in our general dislike of the former 49ers GM.
Much was written about our youngsters, but there was an unusual article from Jerod Brown (Ninerswire) that left me feeling, well, I don’t know. Bad. He explored a small handful of our players that would make for decent-enough tradebait. Of course, the headliner was the often maligned Vance McDonald, but then the article took a trip into “wait what”-ville, offering up justifications for cutting bait with Jimmie Ward and Jeremy Kerley. The list was rounded out with Will Redmond and Quinton Dial, which didn’t quite make sense to me, insofar that they have effectively no trade value. I’d suggest taking a look at that one, and tell me what you think. I could be off-base, but that article left me with a sour taste.
As usual, to the links:
Shanahan’s rebuild up to now | Inman, Mercury
Former GM Trent Baalke finds a job | CSN Bay Area Staff
Roster projection v1.0 | Maiocco, CSN Bay Area
Ellington waived by Jets | Maiocco, CSN Bay Area
On Hyde: Angry but happy | Barrows, Sac Bee
Shanahan runs some rugged practices | Barrows, Sac Bee
Trent Taylor has been leaving his mark | Wagoner, ESPN
49ers Mailbag: UDFAs, Beathard | Biderman, Ninerswire
Foster is next man up | Biderman, Ninerswire
5 veterans that would make sense to trade | Brown, Ninerswire
How Garnett’s injury affects the OL competition | Brown, Ninerswire
Will Redmond trying to move past “Team ACL” | Branch, SF Gate