Bethel-Thompson out, one spot left on the practice squad

Here’s your midday practice squad update.

According to Matt Barrows, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, who was signed to the practice squad earlier today, has already been released from it. New QB Scott Tolzien will be on the 53-man roster, at least for the next few weeks.

So as of now there are no QBs on the practice squad. Six of the eight spots are set, and they go to:

  • C Chase Beeler
  • OT Derek Hall
  • WR Joe Hastings
  • CB Cory Nelms
  • TE Konrad Reuland
  • OLB Monte Simmons

Simmons is a bit of a surprise because he’s relatively light for a 3-4 OLB at 230 pounds, but I was always impressed with him in practice. He’s got long arms and he’s ferocious on every play.

As I predicted, the Niners cut ILB Keaton Kristick to make room for Tolzien on the 53-man roster. He will most likely take the seventh spot on the practice soon. I’ll update you as soon as information comes out.

WR Ronald Johnson is the favorite to take the eighth and final practice squad spot because he was a 6th round draft pick just a few months ago. But he struggled in practices and exhibition games. He’s not particularly big or fast, either. The Niners already have Joe Hastings on the practice squad, do they need two WRs? And why choose Johnson over, say, Lance Long, who’s played better all off-season?

Who do you think should take the final practice squad spot?



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