49ers add Sheets to P-squad, go with Finley over Pascoe
It’s funny how it all worked out. People were up in arms – and I expressed surprise that the 49ers would take the risk of losing a player like undrafted rookie running back Kory Sheets.
Perhaps the 49ers’ brass knew what they were doing. None of the players they cut on Saturday was claimed off waivers today, including Sheets. And the 49ers did not make any waivers claims, either. However, the 49ers might still be interested in adding a veteran or two for insurance.
Sheets was quickly signed to the 49ers’ practice squad, as the 49ers moved to fill those eight spots. Sheets does not have much value on special teams, at this stage, so he would not be suiting up for games, even if he had made the 49ers’ 53-man roster.
In what might be a bit of a surprise, the 49ers decided to sign J.J. Finley to the practice squad over sixth-round draft pick Bear Pascoe, who is now looking to hook on with any team, said agent Ken Staninger. Coach Mike Singletary said Pascoe had a difficult time adjusting to the speed of the NFL from Fresno State. He said he needs to improve at blocking moving targets.
The 49ers signed seven players to their practice squad today:
Sheets, Finley, tackle Alex Boone, receivers Dominique Zeigler and Dobson Collins, fullback Brit Miller, and defensive tackle/offensive lineman Khalif Mitchell
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UPDATE: The 49ers are one of the team’s pursuing free-agent RT Tony Pashos, formerly of the Jaguars. The 49ers might have the best opportunity for Pashos, as the team has just one backup offensive tackle on their roster.
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