Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 4evrfan:
We essentially dump Gray, who showed lots of promise, judged by the number of teams vying for him, and sign a Seattle castoff receiver with the intention to switch him to TE, which Gray played?
And what's with the trade of Cam Johnson, who seems to be coming into his own? You can never have too many good pass rushers, and now we have one less, and for what? Does anyone know what we got in return?
It will be interesting to see how some of the players we released do in the long run, esp developmental guys like Cooper and Gray.
People say this every year, and ultimately, none of these guys do anything of merit. Last year it was Nathan Palmer who was such a "terrible loss", now he's not even on an NFL roster. Chris Owusu was supposed to be the guy that the 49ers let "get away", and he's gone from Tampa Bay's 53 man roster to their practice squad.
Cam Johnson looked good....for a game....in the preseason.....going up against several guys who aren't on NFL rosters anymore. Yes, he's got promise, but he wasn't going to get anywhere on this roster with Skuta and Lemonier ahead of him.
Gray looks like a decent prospect but he's incredibly raw, needs to develop as a blocker, who knows where his ceiling is, might be a quality TE in the NFL someday, might be out of the NFL by next season, its hard to tell. As far as Harper goes, he's considerably more polished, a better blocker, and far more suited to the h-back role that Delanie Walker previously played for the 49ers.
Actually Konrad Reuland is one of NY Jets best TE's, probably not saying much though.