The San Francisco 49ers made a few moves this morning. According to Adam Schefter, they traded former third-round pick Brandon Thomas to the Detroit Lions for wide receiver Jeremy Kerley.
Lions traded WR Jeremy Kerley to San Francisco for OL Brandon Thomas, pending physicals for both players, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2016
Thomas is yet another example of a failed 49ers draft pick who had a torn ACL. Kerley is a slot receiver who probably will replace Bruce Ellington in the lineup until Ellington returns from a pulled hamstring. He was not present at Sunday’s practice.
The Niners also announced they released veteran guard/tackle Erik Pears and tight end Busta Anderson, a seventh-round pick in 2015.
Do you like this trade? Are you surprised the Niners gave up on Thomas already?