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Why the 49ers cut a promising pass-rusher

SAN FRANCISCO -- Outside linebacker Diyral Briggs was one of the San Francisco 49ers' more impressive pass-rushers during portions of the exhibition season.

The team cut him Monday, making room on the roster for Tramaine Brock, a cornerback signed from the practice squad.

Briggs could return to the roster, but why risk losing a once-promising pass-rusher? Briggs faded as the exhibition season concluded, and the 49ers now have depth at the position with Ahmad Brooks returning from a lacerated kidney and Travis LaBoy playing effectively. The 49ers also needed another cornerback while Will James fights through injury.

Seems to me another team could do worse than giving Briggs a look (not that, say, Seattle has shown any interest in 49ers castoffs lately).