Report: 49ers G Garnett's roster spot in jeopardy

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Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers/Twitter

Guard Joshua Garnett, a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2016 NFL Draft, is in danger of being cut by the team, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The 49ers wanted Garnett so much that they traded up to get a second first-round selection and take him with the 28th overall pick out of Stanford.


Garnett was drafted by former general manager Trent Baalke and coach Chip Kelly, but apparently has not impressed new GM John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan.

The 24-year-old Garnett will be in a battle with Mike Person and Jonathan Cooper for a roster spot during training camp and preseason games.

As a first-round pick, Garnett has a guaranteed contract, so the 49ers are on the hook for salaries of salaries of $1.3 million this year and $1.7 million next year whether he's on the roster or not.

Garnett missed the 2017 season because of a knee injury.

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