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Wed Oct 9, 2013, 07:08 PM

49ers claim QB Bethel-Thompson, release Skelton...

Quarterback John Skelton, who was seen in the 49ersí locker room at lunchtime studying the playbook, was released a short time later. The 49ers claimed former Sacramento State quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, whom the Minnesota Vikings released on Tuesday.
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Skelton spent one week with the 49ers. The 49ers released rookie B.J. Daniels to sign Skelton, who was inactive Sunday against the Houston Texans as the No. 3 quarterback.

Veteran Colt McCoy remains as the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Colin Kaepernick. Daniels was the No. 3 quarterback to open the regular season, as he beat out Scott Tolzien and Seneca Wallace for the job.

Coach Jim Harbaugh explained the decision last week to sign Skelton to replace Daniels was because the team wanted more experience from the No. 3 quarterback position. Bethel-Thompson has never attempted a pass in the NFL.


http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/49ers-claim-qb-bethel-thompson-release-skelton

So, the 49ers cut Bethel-Thompson in 2011 in favor of Scott Tolzien. This year, the 49ers cut Tolzien to sign B.J. Daniels. The 49ers then turned around just last week and cut Daniels to sign John Skelton...and they now have cut Skelton to sign Bethel-Thompson again.

This is getting mighty confusing.

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Wed Oct 9, 2013, 07:29 PM

1. You got that right

Coach Jim Harbaugh explained the decision last week to sign Skelton to replace Daniels was because the team wanted more experience from the No. 3 quarterback position. Bethel-Thompson has never attempted a pass in the NFL.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 07:37 PM

2. Yep..I focused on that too..

I'm not sure what's going on. I've seen some speculation, but none of it makes much sense. I guess I'll just trust in Baalke and Harbaugh until the results on the field say I shouldn't..

IMO, the 49ers should have never released Daniels, but based on that clip you posted versus the Bengals, I thought Skelton looked better than McCoy.. if you ignore the 3 picks that is..

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