Jason Whitlock’s favorite player since Jeff George has been released by the 49ers to make room for Troy Smith.
Multiple reports in the Bay Area indicated that the 49ers let go of former Ball State quarterback Nate Davis on Monday evening. The 49ers have since confirmed the move and then announced the signing of former Ravens backup Troy Smith.
Smith could challenge David Carr for the team’s backup job once he learns the 49ers system.
Davis still has practice squad eligibility, and that’s where we’d expect him to end up. Still, Davis has a lot of talent and another team could possibly claim him off waivers.
Mike Singletary expressed disappointment with Davis’ work ethic in the offseason, and it wound up costing him a roster spot. At least for now.