Sakamoto: 49ers Trade CB Kenneth Acker To Chiefs Pending Physical


The San Francisco 49ers shook up their roster today with the announcement that third-year CB Kenneth Acker has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. A deal in which the 49ers receive a future 2018 seventh-round draft pick, it’s all contingent on Acker first passing his physical.

A sixth-round pick (No. 180) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Acker was counted on to be in the running as the team’s primary backup cornerback. However, after the stellar play of CB Chris Davis during this year’s preseason and the rookie additions of third-round pick (No. 68) CB Will Redmond and fourth-round pick (No. 133) CB Rashard Robinson — it quickly became a numbers game, making Acker expendable.

Acker, who had an up-and-down 2015 season, where he recorded 65 tackles, 3 interceptions and 8 pass-breakups in 13 starts, will now take his talents to Kansas City in hopes of making their 53-man roster.

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