The San Francisco 49ers announced their final roster additions in preparation for tomorrow’s afternoon game against the Carolina Panthers. They have announced that long snapper Kyle Nelson has been activated and wide receiver Jordan Matthews has been released.
Nelson’s activation should come as no surprise. He returned from a 10-game suspension and once cleared to practice, the 49ers released their other long snapper Garrison Sanborn. Hopefully the chemistry issues and Robbie Gould’s misses clear up this weekend and we don’t have to worry about more missed field goals.
As for Matthews, this was also expected. The 49ers traded for Emmanuel Sanders this week and have a bunch of other homegrown wide receivers on the roster. Matthews didn’t make it through final roster cuts to the 53-man roster and saw action against Washington to spell Deebo Samuel who was out with a groin injury. Matthews has talent and the resume that maybe the 49ers could justify keeping him, but Sanders put a stop to all of that.
This might not be the last time Matthews is brought back to the 49ers. He knows the playbook and is a talented wide receiver in his own right. If there is more injuries hitting the wide receiver corps, or the 49ers want to play roster musical chairs, Matthews could be the guy to do it.