Originally posted by sfout:
instead of trenton robinson look for Michael Thomas to be a dark horse final 53 pick.
He can play nickel back, goal line back and safety. I do not believe Robinson can do that and Thomas has experience in the scheme. Keeping Thomas on the 53 would allow us to only carry 4 pure corners and use that spot on retaining Reuland as #3 TE while also keeping Dobbs in his usual back up DE roster spot.
I would agree with this except for the fact that Goldson has been such a problem to sign. Hence, I expect to see Goldson gone next season and the 49ers invest a spot for Robinson with the hope of developing him into a solid backup or possible a starter. Baalke is only going to accept so much from Goldson before he just tells him to take his game playing somewhere else. At that point, the 49ers will need a more experienced player ready.
Of course, this will change if a serviceable vet winds up getting cut from some other team on Friday. In that case, Robinson may be released, but barring a situation of that nature, I believe the 49ers keep him, or at least try to get him through waivers and onto the PS.