These 49ers players benefit from Ray-Ray McLoud's recent injury

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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The 49ers are going to be without Ray-Ray McCloud for about eight weeks, meaning these teammates of his can potentially benefit.

The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up the first of two days of joint practices with the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, which precede both teams' preseason opener against each other on Sunday, Aug. 13 from Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.

Unfortunately, the injury bug is already starting to take its toll.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters of a few notable injuries, including tight end George Kittle dealing with an adductor injury, while defenders Dre Greenlaw and Drake Jackson are handling hamstring injuries.

The biggest, though, was news that wide receiver and return specialist Ray-Ray McCloud suffered a broken wrist and will miss approximately eight weeks.

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McCloud was one of the core four wideouts who were effectively guaranteed to make San Francisco's 53-man roster along with Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and Jauan Jennings. Assuming Shanahan keeps six active receivers, there'll likely be room for one more with McCloud likely heading to injured reserve after being named to the 53-man roster initially (to prevent him from being subjected to waivers).

That means another 49ers player will have to be cut and subjected to waivers but could be re-signed once the waiver period expires. It's a potential benefit for that particular player, assuming he wouldn't be re-signed if McCloud was healthy.

Here are three other Niners who benefit from McCloud's misfortune.