After coming within one quarter of winning the Super Bowl, the task for the San Francisco 49ers in free agency was more about keeping pieces in place rather than finding upgrades.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers tackle Shon Coleman will likely miss the entire season with a serious injury to his right leg suffered in the exhibition opener.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have promoted running Matthew Dayes to the active roster from the practice squad and waived defensive back Tyvis Powell.
Dayes was active for Monday night's game against the New York Giants in place of the injured Raheem Mostert.
CLEVELAND (AP) — With barely a week left until the season opens, Browns coach Hue Jackson is still tinkering with his offensive line.
Another shift could be coming.
During a conference call on Friday, Jackson raised the possibility that Joel Bitonio could be on the move again. The team slid him from left guard to tackle during training camp to fill the cavern created when perennial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas retired following last season.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have acquired offensive lineman Shon Coleman from the Cleveland Browns for a 2019 seventh-round draft pick.
Coleman still must pass a physical for the deal made Friday to become official. The Niners were seeking more depth on the offensive line as they cut their roster to 53 players before Saturday's deadline.
Coleman was originally a third-round pick by the Browns in 2016. He started 16 games at right tackle last season.