Sakamoto: 49ers release Bruce Ellington after three seasons

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The writing was on the wall for third-year wide receiver WR Bruce Ellington. After just three seasons in San Francisco, the team released their 2014 fourth-round pick (No. 106). Too many injuries and a lack of consistent production ultimately led to his downfall. 

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Playing in only 26 games, Ellington recorded 19 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns. That type of production just isn’t good enough in my opinion. 

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What are your thoughts forever faithful? Do you think the 49ers made the right move. Provide your own opinions below and start the discussion. 


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