The San Francisco 49ers have traded second-year tight end Asante Cleveland to the New England Patriots for third-year offensive lineman Jordan Devey, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Cleveland probably wasn’t going to make the 49ers’ final roster — he was one of eight tight ends. Now the Niners have seven:
1. Vernon Davis
2. Vance McDonald
3. Blake Bell
4. Derek Carrier
5. Garrett Celek
6. Xavier Grimble
7. Rory Anderson
Devey (6-6, 320 lbs) was an undrafted free agent in 2013 who started four games at guard for the Patriots in 2014, and in just 302 snaps earned a grade of minus-19.2 from Pro Football Focus.
In a preseason game last week against the Green Bay Packers Devey played right tackle, so maybe the Niners acquired him to back up Erik Pears.
Why do you think the Niners traded for Devey?