The San Francisco 49ers may have let some talented players go when NFL teams were forced to make roster cuts over the weekend. But the Niners also ensured some talent would stick around to start the 2016 regular season. Here are the five best moves the Niners made.
Earlier today, Niner Noise took a look at the five worst moves the San Francisco 49ers made in assembling their 53-man roster for the start of the 2016 NFL season.
It’s easy to be critical of a team coming off a 5-11 season and generally predicted to do much of nothing this year.
But let’s flip the script on general manager Trent Baalke’s decision-making process and look at the five best moves he made while assembling the regular-season group of players we’ll see in Week 1.
San Francisco’s 53-man roster did lose a good deal of talent due to these cuts. Such is the nature of the league. Guys like quarterback Jeff Driskel, nose tackle Garrison Smith and wide receivers Devon Cajuste and Bryce Treggs didn’t make it onto the practice squad and were claimed by other teams.
And yet the 49ers did manage to make room for some key figures this season.
Let’s focus on those, shall we?
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