Color me baffled. The 49ers cut Ha Ha Clinton-Dix among the guys to be shuffled off to Fed Ex to meet the 53 man roster. Here’s the list:
- WR Travis Benjamin (J. Anderson)
- C Jake Brendel (NFLN)
- S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Orlando Sentinel)
- FB Josh Hokit (The Athletic)
- OL Senio Kelemete (NFLN)
- CB Alexander Myres (The Athletic)
- TE MyCole Pruitt (NFLN)
- WR Nsimba Webster (The Athletic)
Hokit and Kelememte are likely headed for the taxi squad but Dix played a solid safety all preseason. Benjamin is OK, but Jennings has dropped a lot of passes, Hurd is pretty much a non-entity, but Sherfeld came on strong, and Sanu did as well. I get that, but not sure what the Niners are thinking with the safety position.
I guess they feel really good about Talano Hufanga. Yes, he’s a star in the making, but Dix would be a solid backup, and tavon Wilson is not on my radar as being much more than adequate. Jaquiski Tartt is ‘making strides’ to play opening day, and yes he’s a very good safety. When he’s on the field.
Other than that, we traded LB Jonas Griffith and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick to the Broncos for their 2022 sixth-round draft pick and a 2023 seventh-round draft pick.