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It continued Tuesday when SportsXchange's Howard Balzer reported the team worked out former Arizona starter John Skelton. I confirmed the news. There is no clarity whether it was simply a run-of-the-mill workout or if the 49ers want to sign Skelton.
The team has Colt McCoy and rookie B.J. Daniels backing up Kaepernick. McCoy took a pay cut to keep his job. The team had a short fling with Seneca Wallace, who is now in Green Bay. The team also cut Scott Tolzien, who is now on Green Bay’s practice squad. And yes, the 49ers play the Packers on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the 49ers added tight end Derek Carrier to their practice squad. Carrier, an athletic player who has a chance to develop, spent time with Oakland and Philadelphia last year.
Any discussion of the game’s top players is going to include its share of 49ers. In an Insider piece, Herm Edwards mentions plenty of 49ers as he looks at the game’s best players.
For a team that has one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL in Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers have sure been in the news a lot lately when it comes to the movement at the position.