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49ers players react to DeForest Buckner being traded

The reactions went as you’d expect

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If you’ve been without internet Monday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers traded star player DeForest Buckner to the Colts for the No. 13 overall pick in the draft. From a business decision, it makes sense considering how much cap space the 49ers have tied in their defensive linen as well. Adding another $21 million wasn’t going to be feasible. Taking the fan glasses off, the move made sense, if Buckner wasn’t going to move off wanting “Aaron Donald money.”

The emotional side of it is a different story. You can look at the business part of it and understand why the 49ers had to make a move. You can look at Buckner’s impact on the field and in the locker room where he was loved and be upset. Both of these things are allowed to happen. When we voted for the best players on the roster over the summer, Buckner was No. 1. The lowest person on staff had him at No. 4, but everyone else had Buck as the top guy.

Here is the reaction from the 49ers players to losing Buckner: