It’s a combination of factors. Bowman has been dealing with injuries over the past few years, missing all of 2014 with ACL and MCL tears, then missing all of 2016 with an Achilles injury. The biggest reason is that the 49ers have a promising rookie waiting in the wings (first round pick Reuben Foster) and Bowman would have been a $12 million cap hit in 2018 if he remained on the roster.
This lets the 49ers move forward and give Foster reps as he returns from his own injury, and the team can prep for 2018 because at this point they’re 0-5 and done this season.
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Ingram is well-rounded and reliable as a runner, receiver, and a blocker.
Peterson says he believes things will work out in some type of way. But it’s clear that Peterson’s the odd man out in this backfield.
While Ben Roethlisberger is coming off a career-worst five-interception game, Alex Smith is playing the best football of his life. The MVP frontrunner hasn’t turned the ball over all season and will put his league-leading 125.8 passer rating on the line against the league’s top-ranked passing defense.
The good news for the slumping Roethlisberger is that he’s 6-0 in games he’s started and finished against the Chiefs, according to ESPN. Last week, the veteran wondered if he was washed up sarcastically at least, but like in vino veritas, in losing to the Jags by three touchdowns veritas.