The 49ers’ super-sized collection of tight ends shrunk ...

Mercury News - [Full Article]

The 49ers’ super-sized collection of tight ends shrunk by one Monday morning when Asante Cleveland got traded to the New England Patriots, a league source confirmed.

In return, the 49ers acquired offensive lineman Jordan Devy, according to ESPN. The trade was first reported by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco.

Devy (6-foot-6, 320 pounds) played both left guard and right guard last season for the New England Patriots, who employed the Memphis product on their 2013 practice squad after he was cut out of training camp by the Baltimore Ravens. He also has experience playing tackle, and that versatility is what the 49ers’ makeshift line covets.

Cleveland, a Sacramento native, led all 49ers receivers in Saturday night’s exhibition-opening loss at Houston, totaling three receptions for 10 yards. Two of those catches came on third down, and each was a yard short of the first-down marker.

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