One week after he had a meltdown on the sideline and lost his starting job, cornerback Rashard Robinson was dealt to the New York Jets on Tuesday.
Robinson, a fourth-round pick a year ago, started the first seven games for San Francisco. He was replaced in the most recent contest by 2017 third-round pick Ahkello Witherspoon, who played well and had a third-quarter interception that led to a 49ers touchdown. Robinson led the 49ers with 10 penalties, two of which came Sunday when Robinson was on the punt-return unit.
Robinson also lost his temper during a Week 7 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys, throwing his helmet on the sideline and yelling at an assistant coach. Robinson had to be consoled and calmed by safety Eric Reid.
The 49ers received a fifth-round pick for Robinson. They drafted him with the 133rd overall pick last year, two spots before the Cowboys took quarterback Dak Prescott.
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With Robinson off to New York, DeForest Buckner becomes the only member of San Francisco’s 2016 11-man draft class who is on the 53-man roster. Guard Joshua Garnett (first round), defensive end Ronald Blair (fifth), receiver Aaron Burbridge (sixth) and cornerback Prince Charles Iworah (seventh) are on injured reserve. Blair is eligible to come off injured reserve this week.
The 49ers on Tuesday also released quarterback Brian Hoyer and dropped cornerback Will Redmond from injured reserve. The 49ers drafted Redmond in the third round last year.
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