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49ers Trade for OL Shon Coleman, Cut 12 Players

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Friday that the team has acquired T Shon Coleman from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2019 seventh round draft pick. Coleman must pass a physical for the trade to be executed. The team also released 12 players.

Coleman (6-5, 310), was originally drafted by the Browns in the third round (76th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Over the past two seasons (2016-17), he appeared in 23 games (16 starts) along the offensive line. In 2017, he started all 16 games at right tackle for Cleveland.

A 26-year-old native of Olive Branch, MS, Coleman appeared in 32 games (25 starts) in five years (2011-15) at Auburn University. As a senior in 2015, he earned Second-Team All-SEC honors after starting 12 games at left tackle.

The following 12 players have been released:

OL - JP Flynn
RB - Ja’Quan Gardner
G - Chris Gonzalez
QB - Jack Heneghan
DL - Chris Jones
P - Jeff Locke
T - Pace Murphy
WR - Aldrick Robinson
TE - Wes Saxton
DL - Will Sutton
OL - Darrell Williams
RB - Joe Williams

The 49ers roster must be trimmed to 53 by 1:00 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 1.

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