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49ers' Colt McCoy on Trade Block, Takes Pay Cut

The San Francisco 49ers have a quarterback quandary and no one other then Colin Kaepernick is safe, especially presumed backup Colt McCoy.

Reports surfaced that the Niners were receiving calls on the availability of McCoy and that he may even be released if they found no takers.

McCoy, formerly the highest paid quarterback on the roster, took a pay cut from $1.5 million to the veteran minimum of $630,000. Remember, Kaepernick is still on his rookie deal which makes him a bargain on the Niners roster.

The 49ers traded for McCoy with the Cleveland Browns in hopes to have a backup quarterback with starters experience in case Kaepernick goes down with an injury. But, McCoy (and the other 49ers backups) have been disappointing in the first two preseason games. So disappointing, that the Niners brought in McCoy’s former backup in Cleveland, Seneca Wallace to compete for the backup spot.

McCoy will try to bounce back tonight as the 49ers play the Minnesota Vikings in what some teams use as a “dress rehearsal” for the regular season, but something tells me that the 49ers do not view the preseason in that way. Expect a lot of backup QBs like last week against the Kansas City Chiefs and the 49ers to try and avoid any type of injury to major contributors.

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