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Report: 49ers release G Josh Garnett, Jordan Matthews

The former first-round pick’s time is up in San Francisco, while the free agent from 2019 is gone as well.

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Per Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports, the San Francisco 49ers are releasing former 2016 first-round pick, Josh Garnett. Garnett has battled injuries all throughout his career and was only able to play the fourth preseason game. His PFF grade for the game was 54.6, where he allowed one pressure.

All 11 of Garnett’s career starts came as a rookie. With the 49ers plan to release him, it’ll be interesting to see with that information leaking, if a team steps up and makes a trade offer for Garnett before he hits the waiver wire. During the past couple of days, we’ve seen a few trades involving offensive lineman that was on the verge of being released. The trades have involved draft picks as high as the fourth-round.

Jordan Matthews was also released Saturday morning, per Mike Garofolo. This could be a sign that both Kendrick Bourne and Richie James made the roster. Matthews never really made his mark with the 49ers. He would splash here and there in practice but was never consistent.

Buckle up; we’re in for a long day.