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This season seems to represent a reckoning for the 49ers. The obvious part of that equation is the relentless nature of the injury pileup the team has dealt with, but the other aspect is most of the 2017 and 2018 draft class entering the final or second-to-last year of their deals. John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan’s first draft class, with the exception of George Kittle (a fifth-round swing for the fences) and D.J. Jones (a sixth-rounder) was a failure.
In 2017, San Francisco went Solomon Thomas, Reuben Foster, then Ahkello Witherspoon… then C.J. Beathard and Joe Williams.
For the second-straight week, the 49ers have benched Witherspoon as their only healthy player. The former third-rounder is now in the situation Dante Pettis found himself in, being benched for three-straight weeks before the team cut him. With Witherspoon’s deal expiring this summer, it seems increasingly unlikely he’ll return to Santa Clara.
Below are the team’s inactives:
- CB Ahkello Witherspoon
- CB K’Waun Williams
- WR Deebo Samuel
- RB Tevin Coleman
- LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles