regarding Washington’s decision to claim linebacker Reuben Foster on waivers: Should the league have blocked the move?Chris Simms raised the possibility. While it has some appeal on the surface San Francisco 49ers Hats
, the reality is that the league can’t tell a team to sign or not sign a player, unless and until that player is properly suspended under one of the various league policies that permit suspension. To simply swoop in and tell one or more teams not to acquire a player whose arrival would be unpopular would be a violation of the labor deal, and possibly collusion.The league had to be tempted to try. At a time when the “focus on football” message from new P.R. chief Jocelyn Moore has worked well, the NFL surely didn’t want the top story on many sports shows to arise from the decision to make a waivers claim for Foster San Francisco 49ers Hoodie
, especially when much of the discussion consists of criticism of the move. The better focus would be on the high-powered offenses and high-stakes games looming this week.So maybe that’s ultimately why the league took the likely unprecedented step of keeping the identity of the team that claimed Foster on waivers a secret for roughly an hour on Tuesday afternoon. Maybe the league was trying to get Washington to reconsider its decision in ways far more subtle than issuing a mandate not to claim him. The San Francisco 49ers head into their Week 11 bye having to swallow a bitter pill. The 49ers looked like they were going to win Nick Mullens second straight start, but some mistakes late cost them. They lost 27-23 after Eli Manning found Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left. The 49ers had a last second shot, but could not make it happen.The 49ers drop to 2-8 with the loss, while the Giants improve to 2-7. The 49ers improve to second in the 2019 NFL Draft order Youth Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys
, a half game back of the 1-8 Oakland Raiders. The Giants are now tied with the Arizona Cardinals a half game back of the 49ers and a half game ahead of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. With seven weeks remaining in the 2018 season, plenty can and will change.Here’s what the top 11 spots in the 2019 draft order look like. I went with top 11 because that includes all the teams that have three wins or fewer.1. Oakland Raiders (1-8 — .553)2. San Francisco 49ers (2-7 — .503)3. New York Giants (1-7 — .517)4. Arizona Cardinals (2-7 — .530)5. New York Jets (3-7 — .487)6. Buffalo Bills (3-7 — .520)7. Detroit Lions (3-6 — .513)8. Denver Broncos (3-6 — .527)9. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6 — .534)10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6 — .541)11. Cleveland Browns (3-6-1 — .555)The 49ers have a bye this week, and then host the Bucs in Week 12. Fittingly, the Bucs will enter that game coming off a Week 11 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If we’re talking just draft order www.49ersauthorizedshops.com
, we want to see the Giants beat the Bucs in Week 11 to give the 49ers a little more breathing room on the higher end of things if they find some wins the rest of their schedule.Week 11 has another huge matchup with the 2-7 Cardinals hosting the 1-8 Raiders. This could very well end up being the Raiders last best chance at a win this season. They might spring an upset or two the rest of the way, but Arizona is one of the few truly awful teams they face the rest of the way.