The San Francisco 49ers are on the lookout for assist at large receiver and at this level, they’re too explicit about how they get it. The staff’s pursuit started heading into Week 8, once they signed Willie Snead IV from the observe squad to their lively roster for the second time this season. Much like on the primary event, Snead was a non-issue in opposition to the Rams and when the sport got here to an finish, John Lynch launched the journeyman receiver again onto the open market.
Could Snead be again on the observe squad within the not-too-distant future? That may be very doable, as he doesn’t need to cross by way of waivers to be eligible to return however within the meantime, San Francisco is their choices, as, in keeping with Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the staff spent their day understanding(*3*) Adam Humphries, Tajae Sharpe, Austin Mack and former 49er Mohamed Sanu.
Now granted, as issues presently stand, the 49ers have one open roster spot and haven’t added one other participant to their lively roster and even observe squad on the ultimate day of October, however except Lynch has one other commerce up his sleeve, it will seem a San Francisco will handle the large receiver spot a method or one other earlier than their subsequent sport, which comes on November thirteenth in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers at Levi’s Stadium.
Could The Third Time Be The Charm For Mohamed Sanu?
Sanu has been a member of the 49ers twice, first in 2020, when he signed with the staff after being launched by the New England Patriots and once more in 2021, when he signed a free agent deal in march earlier than being positioned on IR in November and activated in January 2022 for 3-straight DNPs to shut out the playoffs.
Over his two tenures in San Francisco, Sanu has appeared in 11 video games with no begins and had caught 16 of the 25 passes thrown his approach for 186 yards and 0 touchdowns as a component-time, rotational contributor in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Though Sanu did signal with the Miami Dolphins in free company, he was launched popping out of camp and hasn’t appeared in a sport since he final wore a 49ers jersey on on November seventh, 2022.
Could the one-time Atlanta Falcons starter nonetheless have a number of significant snaps left in him? Potentially so, however it’s protected to say followers on-line aren’t too excited to see a 3rd run with Sanu hauling in passes from Jimmy Garoppolo for a 3rd time.
Elijah Mitchell Could Fill The San Francisco 49ers’ Vacant Roster Spot
While the 49ers may exchange fill Snead’s roster spot with one of many gamers they labored out on Monday, which additionally included defensive backs Troy Pride, Iman Marshall, and Benjie Franklin, it’s additionally doable the roster spot might be pegged for Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco’s Week 1 beginning working again who left the Chicago Bears sport with an ankle damage that landed him on IR.
Speaking with NBC Sports Bay Area earlier this month, Kyle Shanahan steered that he’d wish to see Mitchell again by the Bye, which is about to start.
“We’re hoping to get [Mitchell] back after the bye week [the first week of November],” Shanahan stated. “From what I’ve heard, there’s been no setback, so that would be huge for us. We’ve had to hold it down while he’s gone.”
After watching Christian McCaffrey dominate in his first begin with the staff, getting Mitchell again would make Shanahan’s speeding offense all of the extra deadly.