49er Scrubs 23, Charger Scrubs 13

The 49ers wrapped up their exhibition season with a win over the L.A. Chargers, running their record to 2-2. WR/Kick returner Victor Bolden locked up a roster spot by blowing down the field for his second kick return TD, this one a 92 yard punt return. This guy is fast.

CJ Beathard had his own heroics, zigzagging down the field on a 62 yard TD run.

The rest of the 49er scoring was mostly courtesy of the Chargers generosity — two fumbles and three interceptions.

The most important stat of the game was who played and who didn’t. The team sat 33 players, either to protect them from injury for the regular season or to protect them from injury so they can be cut today or tomorrow.

Between now and some time Saturday afternoon, the Niners must trim the roster from 90 players down to 53. A lot of blood on the tracks. They’ll need more than one Turk to handle this year’s pink slips.

Should be a fun weekend around the NFL, as 1,184 players get pushed out on the street, followed by 320 getting a reprieve by signing up for Practice Squad duty. Lots of bodies coming and going. By next Monday, we should finally get a clear picture of just who the 2017 49ers are.

Of the players cut, veterans can sign with anybody. But everyone else has to pass through waivers first. Only Cleveland has a higher dibs right to claim someone than the Niners. It won’t be a surprise to see GM John Lynch pluck a few guys from other teams and bring them to Santa Clara.

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41 comments on “49er Scrubs 23, Charger Scrubs 13
  1. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    In addition to Bolden’s punt return, the other high point was a 49er TD on the ground. Some guy had to get behind Hightower and push him over the goal line, but hey. It was a run play and they scored.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder if there is a QB cut and the Niners really like him that they’ll pick him up and go with 3 QBs.
    Don’t think Barkley makes the team because he didn’t get in yesterday.
    3rd stringer Mullens has a long way to go.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Barkley has been released.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Jets trading DL Sheldon Richardson to Seattle for WR Jermaine Kearse and draft considerations. Seattle now has picked up former 1st round picks — Sheldon Richardson (Jets), Dion Jordan (Dolphins) and Marcus Smith (Eagles).”

    NFC West just got tougher to compete in.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags have traded WR Jermaine Kearse for DL Sheldon Richardson.

    Looks like Seahags are the winners in this trade.

  6. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Just another reason to hate Seattle. That was a hellava pickup. Our run game just got a little worse.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ravens just released G Zuttah.
    Confirms that he might be the player he once was

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kapri Bibbs cut. Didn’t we give Broncos a 4th round pick for him?

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hightower gets the pink slip.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle trading Tramaine Brock to Vikings. Traveling man.

  11. winderNo Gravatar says:

    No surprises so far

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So CB Will Redmond is cut. A third round pick of Baalke with ACL problems which he couldn’t overcome.
    Another wasted “Baalke” pick showing how truly incompetent of a GM we had. The number of squandered draft picks set this team back.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A recently deceased Philadelphia Eagles fan had one last request.
    He requested 6 Eagles players to be his pallbearers so they could let him down one last time.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers are releasing Quinton Dial.”

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pats are trading QB Jacoby Brisset for WR Phillip Dorsett of the Colts.

    Seems like they are sticking with Garrapolo for the long term

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    RB Joe Williams to IR with an ankle sprain. Stashing him, obviously.

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jeremy Kerley cut.

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Boone cut by Vikings.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Temporary final cuts: DL Sen’Derrick Marks, LB Austin Calitro, WR DeAndre Carter, TE Cole Hikutini, QB Nick Mullens, DL Noble Nwachukwu, WR DeAndre Smelter, OL Darrell Williams Jr., WR Aaron Burbridge, DL Chris Jones, DB Don Jones.

    Guard Joshua Garnett (knee) goes on season-ending IR

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    26 rookies on the roster. All the draft picks except Joe Williams, who went to IR.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I hope they put Burnbridge and Hikutini on the PS. I think Mullens will be on it unless they pick someone else up.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers have claimed DE Xavier Cooper from Browns.

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Vikes have claimed TE Blake Bell.

  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bell was only 49er claimed by anyone, and Cooper was the only guy Niners claimed. Hmmm. Grade of F for scintillating entertainment.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Walter Becker of Steely Dan


    Steely Dan will always be a good memory

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hikutini and Smelter back and on the PS.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The last remaining fanboys are still lamenting on Kap’s unemployment.

    Steve Logan weighs in and sums it up. All about ability as a college QB not translating into NFL.


    Defensive Coordinators took away what worked and made guys like Johnny Manziel, Vince Young, Tim Tebow, RG3 and Kap obsolete.
    That’s why they are mostly out of the league

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    8 of the PS players, 2 more to come.

    QB Mullens
    WR Smelter
    WR Carter
    TE Hikutini
    OL Williams
    OL Flynn
    DL Nwachukwu
    CB Asa Jackson

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Redmond still hanging on for now – Same for Prince Charles….

    Cornerbacks Will Redmond and Prince Charles Iworah, who were waived/injured on Friday, cleared waivers and revert to the 49ers’ injured reserve list.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seems we’ve added another RB to the PS as well –

    In addition, the 49ers agreed to terms with running back Jeremy McNichols (Boise State) to the practice squad, reports the NFL Network. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut McNichols on Saturday. McNichols gained 79 yards on 24 carries for Tampa Bay during the exhibition season. He was drafted in the fifth round (No. 162 overall).

  31. winderNo Gravatar says:

    What, no shayne skov

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s his own revolving door Winder – Got word from The Turk on Friday –

    1:33 p.m. — The 49ers released linebacker Shayne Skov, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area. The 49ers signed Skov, the former Stanford star on Aug. 17, after placing rookie linebacker Donavin Newsom on injured reserve. The 49ers have cut Skov five times since signing with the club as an undrafted rookie in 2014.

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Near as I can see, he’s still out there unsigned too….

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Skov can’t be practice squad eligible as he’s been around for over 5 years

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I stand corrected
    OK Skov has been around for 3 years, this would be his fourth season

  36. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like our front office is showing a lot of loyalty to the players. With all the cuts made the last few days we made only 1 waiver wire pickup. The players are gonna buy into that.

  37. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New uniform numbers for those keeping score:

    Matt Breida – #22
    Victor Bolden Jr. – #17
    Kendrick Bourne – #10
    Ahkello Witherspoon – #23
    Lorenzo Jerome – #26

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cards signed Andy Lee who will now also be Phil Dawson’s holder.

    Arians must be a big fan of the Niner kicking game under Harbaugh.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Still think Pinion was a bonehead pick by Baalke.

    Nothing special about Pinion who is an average punter.

    Johnny Hekker the all pro punter for the Rams was undrafted as are most punters and kickers in the league.

    Last year the Bucs squandered a second round pick on a kicker Aguayo
    and he is no longer kicking in the NFL in his second season.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This team will finish with a 5-11 record improving on last year’s debacle.
    It’s the Jest and Niners looking to draft Sam Darnold and 5 wins won’t get them to the first pick.

    Long season and maybe someone else will emerge as the top pick.

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17