The San Francisco 49ers have claimed RB Trenton Cannon off of waivers from the Baltimore Ravens.
Just days after an injury ended Raheem Mostert’s season, the 49ers will now look to Cannon to fill out their 53-man roster. He joins a crowded running back room that includes Elijah Mitchell, JaMycal Hasty and Trey Sermon. The 49ers also added running back Kerryon Johnson to their practice squad this week. In such a crowded room he likely won’t have any fantasy relevance, the concern is if he will take snaps away from those who do.
The Ravens cut RB Trenton Cannon on Tuesday.
With Latavius Murray and Ty'Son Williams the only two RBs left on the Ravens active roster, they should both be due for a large workload going forward. Until Harbaugh feels comfortable activating Le'Veon Bell, this will be the Ty'Son Williams show with Murray spelling him intermittently.
Baltimore Ravens running back Trenton Cannon carried the ball twice for five yards in a 33-27 overtime loss to the Raiders in Week 1.
Cannon saw just two carries while Ty'Son Williams and Latavius Murray combined for 19. The veteran running back could see his role further evaporate if the Ravens decide to make Le'Veon Bell or Devonta Freeman active in Week 2 against the Chiefs.
The Baltimore Ravens have signed running back Trenton Cannon.
Cannon was signed specifically for his special team's value and does not project to factor into the Ravens backfield equation in Week 1. Cannon can return kicks and also play on the special teams coverage unit. The addition of Cannon will likely have no bearing on the Ravens plans to promote Le'Veon Bell in the coming weeks.
Panthers RB Trenton Cannon handled three carries for 17 yards and caught his lone target for a one-yard gain in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Vikings.
Cannon had four touches for 18 yards. With Mike Davis, Rodney Smith, and Christian McCaffrey in front of him, he is just a guy in fantasy.