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Cam Johnson being traded to Colts???

Yea seemed like the guy was coming around. But once again folks are letting preseason reps vs 3rd stringers cloud thier judgement. Might have flipped him for a 4th rounder. Can't be mad at that. Let's see what the compensation ends up being.
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Originally posted by 5280High:
Think of it this way, signing Harper now keeps Brett Swain off this team later on in the season haha

In terms of depth a good rule of thumb is having a backup for every starting spot. 22 starters + 22 backups +kicker & punter & Long snapper and youre already above the active roster #. Then factor guys like Snyder who can back up multiple positions or Dixon who can serve as FB and it allows you to stack other positions, usually DB's & WR's as they tend to get hurt more often.
thank you and i do totally get the multi task aspect. that is why people like skuta and dahl were signed and stuck , they play two spots and special teams,, that is why dixon stays as he is a good short yardage guy and special teams person.. that is also the reason why ginn was dispatched,, he was a one trick pony who did nothing as a wide out and lost his kick return job to james so all he did was punt returns which he sucked at to. a one trick pony will only take you to a few towns
tanking for clowney.
Originally posted by leakyfausett:
Originally posted by Scoots:
How do we know Harper is going to play WR?

Where else would he play?

TE? Walker 2.0
Originally posted by NCommand:
LOL @ all the fans saying Cam only had 1 good game. Anyhow if you spend a year developing a 7th rounder who then finally performs you should then expect more than next years 7th rounder. Period.

Thank you for simplifying it! At least give me a 6th or 5th.
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Originally posted by 49ersss:
Hm, who did we have backing up the OLB spot last year?

that is the point made by many.. we had no one and this year we got two at least in dan and the lemon man. we are already ahead of the game i think
Originally posted by lamontb:
Yea seemed like the guy was coming around. But once again folks are letting preseason reps vs 3rd stringers cloud thier judgement. Might have flipped him for a 4th rounder. Can't be mad at that. Let's see what the compensation ends up being.

Was thinking that a 5th seems more palatable. Oh wells... likely not a big deal. Life's too short to be concerned about depth players clinging to a roster spot.
lol.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
tanking for clowney.

s**t we dont even need to tank. Trade ALL the picks for him.
Niners were always going to have to cut or trade some good players this year.
Originally posted by sweetDwilly:
Originally posted by NCommand:
LOL @ all the fans saying Cam only had 1 good game. Anyhow if you spend a year developing a 7th rounder who then finally performs you should then expect more than next years 7th rounder. Period.

Thank you for simplifying it! At least give me a 6th or 5th.

He was also a 7th that had top 50 talent. He may produce THIS year for the Colts where we "hope" we get similar value NEXT year...or develop him for a year again like what we did with Cam.
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Harper is replacing Gray who was supposed to replace Walker who played TE, FB, WR - which is what Harper will play. Why is that so hard for everyone to understand?
Do you guys think it's possible, if not likely that Baalke and co are just trying to establish some good will with potential trading partners down the line? I'm not saying they are willing to give away the farm, but maybe they don't have to dominate or squeeze every piece of value out of trade so the other side feels bitter. Just a thought.
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Another interesting tidbit about this trade pointed out by Matt Barrows. This trade means that only two members of our 2012 draft class remain in LMJ and Looney. Guess the front office is trying to take a mulligan on that draft class and still get something out of it long term.

Im just gonna try to forget that draft ever happened at this point and move on. It just ruins my day when i think about it.
Originally posted by 49erforlife:
This was a great move and as discussed in the previous topics, it was a move to gain a Draft pick and Harper from hawks.

Correct. Essentially, we traded Cam Johnson for a 4th round WR and another draft pick.