Just like that Eli Harold is gone, traded for a conditional seventh round pick. I wish the man well. I would love to say I will miss him but I hardly knew he was here most of the time. Hopefully things will be better for him in Detroit. What I am really hoping for is his replacement to get a sack now and then. We love the sac over here in Sackramento.
I know most people are excited to see our starters on offense playing for a full half this week but I am more excited about seeing Richard Sherman alongside Ahkello Witherspoon. It will be even better if Fred Warner starts beside Reuben Foster. Even better yet would be if Solomon Thomas, Deforest Buckner, and Arik Armstead also play. Maybe our starters on defense can begin to gel if we can get all of them on the field together at the same time?
Did I just include Fred Warner as a starter? I guess I did. Who knows, maybe I will include DJ Reed too?
Now onto the hot links:
In My Own Words: Making My Debut Fred Warner
John Lynch outlines preseason plan for Reuben Foster, discusses Eli Harold David Bonilla
What Kyle Shanahan is expecting from Garoppolo, other 49ers starters in Indianapolis Chris Biderman
49ers’ Alfred Morris, Richard Sherman hope for a healthy dose of playing time against the Colts David Bonilla
Eli Harold’s departure creates opportunity for platoon of outside linebackers Brad Almquist
Jonathan Cooper Focusing on ‘Small Victories’ in Pursuit of Starting Right Guard Job Joe Fann
Richard Sherman talks Jalen Ramsey, 49ers’ new dynamic duo and fantasy football Vinnie Iyer
Richard Sherman on Garoppolo and Goodwin: David Bonilla
49ers notes: Weston Richburg still learning all the angles Matt Maiocco
49ers come together, fight the hype machine Nick Wagoner
Who is 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens? Here are 10 clues Cam Inman