With preseason wrapped up, it’s time for the San Francisco 49ers to select their 53-man roster. Here are five takeaways from the game against San Diego that head coach Chip Kelly will factor in as he makes his final cut.
Regular-season 49er football has officially returned. Saturday September 3, is the final cut down.
The 53-man roster will be complete and the franchise can finally turn the page on an anything but boring offseason.
From the early release of first-year head coach Jim Tomsula to the Colin Kaepernick trade that fell apart after persistent attempts from Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, its been one thing after the next.
49ers GM Trent Baalke stayed away from free agency, despite having over $60 million in cap space. But he gratified the faithful with quality picks in the draft that began with two first rounders who are sure to provide the 49er franchise with many solid years at their position.
The hiring of head coach Chip Kelly marked the beginning of not just a new staff of coaches, but it started a new youth movement. San Francisco parted ways with some key veterans to make room for the development of younger players. The offseason changes provided the organization with the only thing it needed.
A fresh start.
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