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49ers dump K.D. Cannon after rookie minicamp

The San Francisco 49ers cut undrafted free agent K.D. Cannon after just one minicamp. Considering the bonus Cannon got, the move raises questions of what happened.

The 49ers thought well enough of undrafted receiver K.D. Cannon a week ago to give him a $5,000 signing bonus and a $40,000 guaranteed salary. After the team’s rookie minicamp, they thought poorly enough of Cannon to cut him.

PFT has confirmed that Cannon has been waived after only a weekend of non-contact practices with other rookies and tryout players.

He’ll be subject to waivers, but it’s unlikely anyone will claim the contract and step into San Francisco’s shoes as to the $40,000 in guaranteed base salary. If someone signs Cannon as a free agent and he makes a regular-season roster, the 49ers can make back the $40,000, if the contract contains offset language on the guarantee. (It would be a shock if it didn’t.)

Regarded as a fourth-or-fifth-round prospect coming out of Baylor, the biggest knock on Cannon is that he has a slender frame.