Good morning! The 49ers are into their second day of practice, and I think we are slowly moving out of the Reuben Foster news cycle. Washington is firmly in the middle of it, but for the 49ers, I don’t imagine we’ll see a whole lot more about the topic. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh meets with the media on Thursday, so he will get some questions, but that will likely wrap it up from the 49ers perspective.
Speaking of Foster, our man Jason Hurley had a quick look at dead money the 49ers would carry after releasing Foster. It will be $1,641,440 this year, and $2,355,660 next year.
correction on Foster's dead money, he only got paid for 9 weeks, since he was suspended the first 2 games, so $1,641,440 in dead money for 2018. Same $2,355,660 for 2019— Jason Hurley (@Jay_AB81) November 27, 2018
The 2019 dead money is the 2019 and 2020 signing bonus prorated money. Even if nobody had claimed Foster off waivers, that would have been the case. First round picks have significant guarantees in their contracts, but Foster’s guarantees were wiped out after his offseason arrests and suspension. The 49ers still owed him that money if he was on the roster, but they did not owe it to him with a release. Washington picks up his base salaries and fifth year option, but there are no guarantees in the deal.
Meanwhile, the 49ers were back at practice on Wednesday, so the links discuss some of that. Pierre Garçon was back on the practice field, listed as limited due to his knee injury. Marquise Goodwin remains away from the team while dealing with family issues, so we’ll see what that means for the starting wide receivers this Sunday against Seattle.
On to the links!
49ers-Seahawks injury report: Pierre Garçon slowly making way back (Chan)
49ers-Seahawks Injury Report: D.J. Reed doesn't practice while Pierre Garçon and Joshua Garnett return (49ers Webzone)
49ers injury report: Matt Breida among 7 players limited to start week (Madson)
2018 PFF NFL Power Rankings – Week 13 (PFF)
Stats to know for all 32 NFL teams entering Week 13 (PFF)
2018 NFL Offensive Line Rankings: All 32 teams' units after Week 12 (PFF)
2018 NFL rookie rankings through Week 12 (PFF)
Pete Carroll on 49ers
Seahawks Pete Carroll praises Richard Sherman's 49ers comeback (Inman)
Pete Carroll reflects on ‘frustrations, victories’ in seven years with Richard Sherman (KNBR)
Richard Sherman's Achilles injury recovery has Pete Carroll 'fired up' (Maiocco)
Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks, no hard feelings Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers (ESPN)
Pete Carroll discusses Richard Sherman as Seahawks prepare for 49ers (49ers Webzone)
Pete Carroll and Bobby Wagner expect Seahawks fans to give 49ers' Richard Sherman a warm welcome (49ers Webzone)
San Francisco 49ers: Seahawks offer template to contention (Biderman)
Solomon Thomas confident he's able to live up to own expectations (Maiocco)
Shanahan identifies one position group that’s poised for future success (KNBR)
Why Kyle Shanahan prefers coaching run game vs. pass game (Madson)
Can 49ers Mullens do what Kaepernick couldn't in Seattle? (Inman)
49ers-Seahawks rivalry has become bi-annual meeting (Madson)
Film room: A cornucopia of Thanksgiving holiday weekend problems (49ers Webzone)
Dante Pettis and Jeff Wilson: Two 49ers Skill Players to Watch Down the Stretch (49ers.com)
49ers’ Kyle Shanahan surprised Reuben Foster claimed by Washington (Branch)
Reminder: 49ers were ready to draft Reuben Foster with No. 3 pick (Branch)
Kyle Shanahan surprised Reuben Foster claimed off waivers (Madson)
San Francisco 49ers react to Redskins’ Reuben Foster claim (Biderman)
Kyle Shanahan 'a little surprised' Reuben Foster was claimed; players were not (Chan)
Reuben Foster: Redskins LB’s accuser ‘will participate in the process’ (USA Today)