I like Battle as a player. I wished they would have used him with more trick plays.
For a 6th Round pick, he has been a draft "success" He still has the chronic knee problems (they injected that stuff in his knee 2 offseasons ago).
I remember when he was the #1 WR and there was a discussion that one day we would have a true #1 (get Javon Walker was one of them) and he would make a great #2 or #3. Well, the day has come where he is battling (pardon the pun) for the 6th WR slot when we probably won't keep six. It means that we now have more talent / depth and / or that he has declined such he is no longer in the top 3.
In any event, it is neither good nor bad. It just is. He has made millions as a converted QB. He has been an admirable 49er. I certainly don't hate him but I don't see him making the roster. If he gets cut, I'll hoist a malted beverage in his honor but I won't get worked up over it. I will, however, wish him the best
[ Edited by wysiwyg on May 13, 2009 at 9:29 PM ]