49ers Release WR Bruce Ellington

By Vincent Frank on Thursday, August 3rd 2017
49ers Release WR Bruce Ellington

In a move that suggests they like where they're headed at wide receiver, the San Francisco 49ers have released former fourth-round pick Bruce Ellington. 

A South Carolina product, Ellington missed the entire 2016 campaign with a torn hamstring. In his first two seasons with San Francisco, Ellington recorded a combined 19 receptions for 215 yards. 

His release suggests the 49ers are more than okay going into the 2017 season with free agent addition Marquise Goodwin playing a huge role. Goodwin, who has dealt with injuries himself, has been among the most-impressive player in San Francisco's training camp under first-year head coach Kyle Shanahan. 

San Francisco has pretty much revamped its entire receiving group this year. Pierre Garcon is the unquestioned No. 1 receiver and should be a PPR boon with Brian Hoyer tossing him the rock. Meanwhile, Goodwin and rookie mid-round pick Trent Taylor have also been impressive. With holdover Jeremy Kerley, these four should sit atop the depth chart heading into the season. 

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