SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers waived receiver Derrick Hamilton on Friday night, giving up on another high draft choice who never contributed to the club.
Hamilton, a third-round pick from Clemson in 2004, played in only the final two games of his rookie season, never catching a pass. Last year, he tore a ligament in his left knee during a summer workout and missed the season.
Hamilton sat out of minicamps and team activities this summer to rest his knee, but was seen dunking in a charity basketball game at the same time. He then developed a hamstring injury early in training camp, barely participating in workouts.
He is the second major receiving bust from fired general manager Terry Donahue's final draft class. Rashaun Woods, Donahue's first-round pick, caught just seven passes in 2004 before missing all of last season with a minor thumb injury. The 49ers traded Woods to San Diego before the current training camp for cornerback Sammy Davis, and while Davis has been solid, the Chargers cut Woods last week.
it might not be saying much, but its not like hamilton was chad johnson or t.o.
we already have a bunch of mediocre guys...letting one go has no effect on the team.
Oh, I know. It's just sad to see how the Niners went from being so thick at wideout to being so shallow with no draft prowess to speak of. Woods and Hamilton were giant busts and now the team has to look to a troublemaker like Bryant to get results. I heard Lloyd was a bit selfish at times, but to replace him with Antonio Bryant is kind of like taking one step foward and two steps back.
I rather have bryant instead of lloyd. after the bears game last year lloyd had a play at the goal line that he alligator armed it. after the game he threw picket under the bus saying he threw it to soon so he would not have scored anyways. after that he was in nolan's dog house. i was not surprised that nolan got rid of him. all lloyd could do was make a catch that would get him on espn, but he is not and never will be a clutch go to guy. i agree that bryant is a risk but he is better than lloyd
I think Bryant has skills, but the question will be if he can do it with the top coverage guy on him. He might be better suited as a #2 WR that can jump up and get long passes. That's the only thing I'd be scared of. Hopefully Battle will turn it up this year and not get injured which could take some of the pressure off.
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Well, now you've just acquired another piece of crap 1st round bust...
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins traded receiver Taylor Jacobs to the San Francisco 49ers for cornerback Mike Rumph on Monday, a swap of oft-injured former high-round draft picks.
Rumph was a first-round selection from the University of Miami in 2002, but he missed most of 2004 with a broken arm and played in only three games in 2005 because of a foot injury.
Rumph was moved to safety last year, but the Redskins plan to use him to add depth at cornerback. Cornerback Shawn Springs saw a specialist Monday for a sore hip, and nickel back Kenny Wright allowed two big plays and committed a pass interference penalty in Sunday night's 19-3 exhibition loss at Cincinnati.
Jacobs has been a disappointment since the Redskins drafted him in the second round of the 2003 draft. He had a bruised pancreas during his rookie season, a strained abdominal muscle in 2004 and a sprained big left toe last year. He has been ineffective when he did play, catching only 30 passes for 315 yards in 38 games.
"I wished it had worked out better for him here," coach Joe Gibbs said. "It didn't."
Jacobs has a groin injury and was a long shot to make the roster in a receiving corps that includes Santana Moss, Brandon Lloyd and Antwaan Randle El.
The trade is the second between Washington and San Francisco this year. The Redskins sent two draft picks to the 49ers in March for Lloyd.
Rumph becomes the sixth University of Miami player at Redskins camp, joining running back Clinton Portis, safety Sean Taylor, Moss, linebacker Rocky McIntosh and tight end Buck Ortega.