The San Francisco 49ers drafted former West Virginia offensive lineman Colton McKivitz with the 153rd selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and the rookie saw time in a couple of games, even garnering a start toward the end of the season.
His limited play last season wasn’t exactly awe-inspiring but he was still expected to be in competition for a depth role along the 49ers’ offensive line. It appears his place isn’t with the 49ers just yet as he was cut Tuesday before the 4 p.m. roster trimming deadline. However, it appears he’s still in future plans.
John Lynch said the 49ers still believe in Colton McKivitz and they deem the practice squad "the perfect vehicle" to continue the O-lineman's development
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) September 1, 2021
The Athletic‘s David Lombardi reported that 49ers general manager John Lynch still believes in McKivitz and plans to use the practice squad to further his development this season after signing McKivitz to the practice squad on Wednesday.