Outside Linebacker Marcus Rush
One might think linebacker Marcus Rush should have made the 49ers’ 53-man roster to start the season.
After all, Rush posted an NFL-leading six preseason sacks.
But Rush still has some issues against the run, which is probably a reason other teams stayed clear when the 25-year-old pass-rusher was going through waiver claims.
It’s still an interesting move though. The Niners will be without No. 1 pass-rusher Aaron Lynch (suspension) for the first four games of 2016. Even with the rise of players like Tank Carradine and Ronald Blair, having a situational pass-rusher like Rush might have been beneficial.
At least the 49ers will have the option to promote Rush if necessary.
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