The 49ers did now not trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick, and now they net to face him. Upright away.
The Steelers bear bought Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins for Pittsburgh’s 2020 first-spherical draft accumulate, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday night, citing league sources. The defensive support now not too lengthy prior to now demanded a trade out of Miami after the Dolphins had been outscored 102-10 over the key two weeks of the season.
TRADE: Steelers are procuring and selling a 2020 first-spherical accumulate to the Dolphins for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, league sources declare ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2019
The reported trade comes at an especially inopportune time for San Francisco, because it most indubitably ends the 49ers’ pursuit of Fitzpatrick, if there even used to be one. But more to the purpose, now San Francisco will net a first-hand bear a study the outmoded first-spherical draft accumulate in its very subsequent game when the Steelers visit this weekend.
The No. eleven total accumulate of the 2018 NFL Draft, Fitzpatrick used to be taken two picks after San Francisco selected offensive style out Mike McGlinchey at No. 9. He has the flexibility to play both cornerback and safety, and that versatility would were very precious in the 49ers’ defensive backfield, had they been attractive to pay the worth required.
With Fitzpatrick now reportedly headed to Pittsburgh, Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey turns into essentially the most coveted defensive support on hand on the trade block, after the Jaguars cornerback equally demanded a trade Monday. Both Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon bear played effectively over the course of San Francisco’s 2-zero initiate, nonetheless bear Fitzpatrick, Ramsey would contemporary an upgrade — and as well most likely worth a first-spherical draft accumulate, now not now not as a lot as.
The 49ers previously sent away their derive 2020 second-spherical draft accumulate in the trade that introduced Dee Ford over from Kansas City. San Francisco has placed a high worth on draft alternatives ever for the reason that origin of the Kyle Shanahan-John Lynch regime, nonetheless given the 49ers’ snappy initiate and with out discover steep trajectory, possibly or now not it is time to connect in thoughts the disclose of those draft alternatives to originate more established commodities.
San Francisco with out discover has a want for an offensive style out in the wake of Joe Staley’s broken fibula. Whether or now not it is an offensive lineman or an All-Official defensive support, the 49ers desires to be pondering lengthy and stressful about pursuing some avid gamers that can undeniably toughen their personnel, both in the prompt and the lengthy-time length future.
Coach Kyle Shanahan explained that no decision has been made about Ford’s availability for the 49ers’ matchup with the Steelers on Sunday, nonetheless the personnel will observe his roar in the end of the week.
“Sure, yep, the same dwelling,” Shanahan acknowledged. “Quad, knee dwelling. He’s silent hurting at the contemporary time. We’ll request how he’s for observe on Wednesday. I don’t bear something else contemporary to update at the contemporary time, nonetheless observe will indubitably be in request for Wednesday.”
Ford used to be presented as questionable to shut support leisurely in the second quarter of Sunday’s game. He later spent some time on the stationary bike after which stood shut to the substitues along with his helmet on, willing to recede support into the sport if mandatory. With the 49ers in firm succor an eye on of the sport, Ford ended up now not playing in the second half.
The 49ers outdated skool every of their 9 lively defensive linemen on a reasonably even rotation in Cincinnati. The warmth and humidity had been a have faith looking to succor each person one aloof on the self-discipline.
Out of 70 total defensive snaps, listed below are every participant’s totals:
Arik Armstead — forty three
DJ Jones — 37
Ronald Blair — 35
DeForest Buckner — 34
Solomon Thomas — 33
Cut Bosa — 31
Dee Ford — 25
Sheldon Day — 24
Jullian Taylor — 21
While Ford is sick, No. 2 total draft accumulate Cut Bosa appears to be taking a obvious step. After missing heaps of the practices in Youngstown, Ohio, Bosa’s ankle appears to be on the mend.
“He came out wholesome,” Shanahan acknowledged. “More healthy than the week sooner than. Continuously while you near support with a high ankle sprain you most regularly net about a setbacks in those video games. I do know he did versus Tampa, nonetheless he didn’t complain of any the outdated day.
“Didn’t play as a lot. We had been playing him less on aim after which we took out most of our starters there in the fourth quarter. I judge it labored out effectively. He used to be in a field to bear an affect on the sport and net out more fit than he did the week sooner than.”
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Shanahan explained that as frequent they’ll observe all of their participant’s effectively being. Their observe time and game time will most likely be planned accordingly.
The early Week 4 bye can now not net here soon ample for the 49ers.
SANTA CLARA —With out viable alternate choices on the originate market to purchase the allege of left style out Joe Staley, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged that rookie Justin Skule will net the nod for now.
The 49ers picked up two impressive wins on the East Lunge nonetheless came dwelling with a colossal loss. Staley will leave out roughly six to eight weeks with a fractured left fibula. Sadly for the 49ers, they already misplaced swing style out Shon Coleman for the season with an ankle damage.
Washington Official Bowl style out Trent Williams is retaining out for a recent contract and does bear abilities with Shanahan’s machine nonetheless there’s puny or no likelihood he leads to Santa Clara. The worth for a trade might possibly be too high and Williams most likely doesn’t want to be a one-365 days condominium.
While Shanahan acknowledged that there’s a possibility the 49ers figure out about a tackles this week, the personnel is now not build on something else yet. Shanahan concept that Skule did an unimaginable job stepping into after Staley left Sunday’s game.
“We had been mainly working the ball in the intervening time,” Shanahan acknowledged. “But it indubitably used to be correct to net him in a real NFL game especially since he’s going to be playing so a lot subsequent week.”
Skule used to be a 4-365 days starter at Vanderbilt and Shanahan believes that abilities in the SEC will most likely be precious. Shanahan and the front allege of job will silent succor their noses to the bottom shopping for alternate choices, which he acknowledged is favorite activity.
“Consistently,” Shanahan acknowledged. “We would recall to if there had been alternate choices. You bear a study something else that’s imaginable. I don’t judge that there are a ton of alternate choices accessible which might possibly be imaginable.”
Shahanan explained that Skule is on the roster for a motive, which is why they’ve self perception that he can preserve down the left facet except Staley returns.
“We saved Skule because we concept he used to be the appropriate on hand,” Shanahan acknowledged. “In notify that doesn’t replace now. I judge that Skule is going to net a lot higher in the end of his occupation nonetheless we saved him on this personnel because he can abet us take hold of now.”
One option the personnel will now not discover is Mike McGlinchey switching to the left facet. Shanahan doesn’t imagine that one facet is more crucial as defensive ends customarily whisk from both aspects, rather than Von Miller.
2nd-365 days lineman Daniel Brunskill is any other option, who Shanahan acknowledged will figure out this week at style out as effectively. In all likelihood, the teaching personnel will regulate to the personnel they’ve and provide abet on the left facet by the disclose of tight ends and/or a fullback for improve.
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Shanahan acknowledged along side abet isn’t simplest for inexperienced persons. The coach has constantly game-planned abet as mandatory and most regularly elite avid gamers want it too.
“I’ve been with heaps of correct tackles,” Shanahan acknowledged. “Had Trent Williams in Washington and Joe Thomas in Cleveland and Joe Staley here. There’s silent instances while you’ve got to abet those guys also.”