I'm thinking it was to send a message and to get Josh Jones on the field more to try to develop him after he reportedly looked good filling in for Brice. Also Whitehead was in front of Burks too, maybe slowing his development.
Some hate me using this word but Gute is building for the future... and he's been alright with sacrificing the current for that goal... that is rebuilding... Gute is trying to rebuild a young talented core.
Finally, there’s the Whitehead factor. By reading between the lines on McCarthy’s comments on Whitehead’s release, it’s clear that there is some sort of method to general manager Brian Gutekunst’s recent madness. “I think it’s like all personnel moves, there’s a lot that goes into it,” McCarthy said. “Clearly, the pattern and the emphasis of what’s going on with our personnel department — Brian, his imprint on the football team — there’s been change, particularly the last two weeks. It’s not one thing, it’s a combination of things. It’s a decision that’s been made and there’s opportunity for other players.”
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