Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes the 49ers could end up cutting second-year wide receiver A.J. Jenkins if he doesn’t start showing something in the preseason.
Given what I just wrote, this may sound counterintuitive, as the 49ers have indeed been on the hunt for wideouts, but I could see 2012 first-round pick A.J. Jenkins getting cut. He has been beyond frustrating from everything I have heard, and this could be a case where the team just takes its losses and moves on.
The 49ers have made plenty of astute personnel decisions in recent years and have drafted very well, but no one is perfect. Cutting Jenkins would send a signal that no one there is entitled, no matter where you were drafted, and Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh have never struck me as the overly-sentimental type, anyway.
Receivers usually take a few years to develop in the NFL, I think getting rid of Jenkins now would be a bit premature.