49ers couldn't trade WR Dante Pettis, release him

Dante Pettis’ up and down — but mostly down — tenure with the 49ers is over.

After failing to move the receiver before Tuesday’s 1 p.m. PT trade deadline, the team waived him instead. Pettis’ most prominent play of the season occurred Sunday when he fumbled away a kickoff after a hard tackle in the third quarter. The Seahawks converted the turnover into a touchdown, which put them up 27-7 in their eventual 37-27 victory.

Fantasy Impact: 

Per The Athletic’s David Lombardi, releasing Pettis saves the 49ers roughly $500,000 against the salary cap this season, and they’re now off the hook for $1.36 million next year.

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