These Aren’t The 49ers You Once Knew…

Things just keep getting grimmer in the Bay:

The 49ers announced Wednesday that outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks is being sent back to California and will not participate in Saturday’s exhibition game against the Denver Broncos after a grand jury charged him with misdemeanor sexual battery.

Unfortunately, this has been a recurring theme the entire offseason, but it has to be asked again: have the 49ers suffered the worst offseason ever?  You can be reminded of the devastation of the 2014 starting lineup beyond the fold.

  • RB Frank Gore – off to Indy
  • FB Bruce Miller – still with team even after a domestic violence charge
  • WR Michael Crabtree – off to Oakland
  • LG Mike Iupati – off to division rival Arizona
  • RT Anthony Davis – retired
  • DE Ray McDonald – cut after a domestic violence charge and now charged with rape
  • DE Justin Smith – retired
  • OLB Aldon Smith – cut after DUI/hit and run
  • OLB Ahmad Brooks – the latest lowlight
  • ILB Patrick Willis – retired
  • ILB Chris Borland – retired
  • CB Chris Culliver – off to DC
  • CB Perrish Cox – off to Tennessee (and still likely a rapist)

Suffice to say, if the Broncos do well at home on Saturday against the 49ers, expectations may have to be tempered a bit considering the level of opposition.