The Miami Dolphins reportedly claimed quarterback Bryce Petty off waivers from the New York Jets.
Field Yates of ESPN first reported the update Friday.
In a move widely expected, the Jets waived Petty on Thursday. New York signed Teddy Bridgewater and re-signed Josh McCown earlier this offseason and then selected Sam Darnold with the No. 3 pick in the 2018 draft.
There’s a chance one of two defensive ends — LSU’s Arden Key or Ohio State’s Sam Hubbard — will have a Foster-like fall into the 49ers’ laps, but the team is also keyed into Florida State’s Josh Sweat in this same range. Auburn’s Josh Holland and Wake Forest’s Duke Ejiofor also fit the unique LEO role in San Francisco’s defense.
A slider the 49ers would jump on is UTEP guard Will Hernandez, but Auburn’s Braden Smith is bound to be around in this range as another option. At wide receiver, Oklahoma State’s Marcell Ateman has drawn interest from them as a big-bodied target.
In contrast, the defensive back spike early and the middle-tier prospects don’t carry the same value. Following the best-available theme should work well for the 49ers on Day 2.
Kanye West, who recently had a Twitter love-fest with Trump, has been invited, says Scott, along with former NFL star Colin Kaepernick and other athletes and musicians of multiple races and ethnicities.
It’s not going to be a black-only event, says Scott. It will be a melting pot.
Kaepernick, of course, is the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who famously initiated a wave of protests by professional athletes in 2016 when he knelt during the national anthem before NFL games as a protest against injustice against African-Americans, especially police shootings of unarmed black men and teens. Trump, as a presidential candidate, vilified Kaepernick, saying, Maybe he should find a country that works better for him. And later, as president, Trump said players who kneel for the anthem should be fired.