Kwon Alexander + Emmanuel Sanders Possibly Heading To 49ers
We previously reported that the New Orleans Saints cut Kwon Alexander + Emmanuel Sanders this week, but that is good news for the 49ers. Read on…
The #Saints are expected to release LB Kwon Alexander in the coming days, source said, a move that saves them more than $13M against the salary cap with no dead money. Alexander is recovering from a torn Achilles, but will be ready for the start of training camp.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2021
CelebnSports247.com reports that the San Francisco 49ers have swooped in and nabbed both Kwon Alexander + Emmanuel Sanders from the Saints.
Both players, who were integral parts of the Niners’ Super Bowl run in 2019, found themselves trying to push the Saints to do the same last year.
Now they both may be heading back to Niner country.
Yesterday Kwon Alexander + Emmanuel Sanders both confirmed that they had been cut, but when one door closes another opens.
Here is what is being said about Sanders heading to the Niners.
the 49ers do have an affinity for Sanders, as NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco pointed out:
(It was) really hard to lose Emmanuel this offseason,” [head coach Kyle Shanahan] said. “One of the toughest decisions we had to make. But New Orleans came through and gave him what he deserved and we had to move in a different direction and go there in the draft.
Just watching him and what he did for us in that game last year these last couple of days is unbelievable and he’s doing an unbelievable job for them, also.
If the 49ers make a free-agent play for Sanders this offseason, he would fit into the receiver rotation as the No. 3 option behind Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.
As for, Kwon Alexander, the only way the 49ers could possibly consider re-signing Alexander would be if they had no intention to extend Warner, who’ll be due an extension perhaps in the range of $18-plus million per year, likely resetting the linebacker market. Warner and the Niners can negotiate such a deal once the league new year starts, and it’s hard to imagine the team’s front office low-balling or passing on the idea of locking up one of its youngest star players. – Ninernoise