No. 3: Placing Wide Receiver Dres Anderson on Practice Squad
OK, so the 49ers lucked out by getting second-year wideout Dres Anderson onto the practice squad — a move first reported by CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco.
Anderson was one of the Niners’ bigger standouts during the preseason. He hauled in a 30-yard touchdown grab versus the Denver Broncos in Week 2 of the preseason. And he also helped set up another end-zone score with a physical catch from quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the goal line against the San Diego Chargers.
It seemed as if that play cemented Anderson’s roster spot. At least according to CSN Authentic’s Dylan DeSimone:
Another team could still grab Anderson and place him on its own 53-man roster. But, for now, Anderson will remain in Santa Clara.
Still, the Niners have all sorts of questions at this position — notice a trend here?
Perhaps the 49ers have a need at some point this season, and Anderson gets promoted. So at least this one is in a wait-and-see mode.
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