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November 2, 2007
Lott goes after Jonas Jennings

Who said Ronnie Lott doesn't deliver big hits any more? This morning on KNBR, Lott delivered a jolt to injured left tackle Jonas Jennings, but it wasn't clear what prompted the slam.
"I know the Jonas Jennings situation," Lott told co-host Brian Murphy. "That guy right there ... If I was the coach and he said some of the things that I heard he said, I would have cut him. We can't have a guy not thinking that his teammates support him. We can't have that in the locker room."
Later, Lott said the 49ers should cut Jennings, who was the team's big free-agent pick up in 2005.
"Sometimes you have to make a tough call. Sometimes you have to make a cut that costs you money."
But when asked if Jennings had somehow undermined the team or the coach, Lott said he didn't know the specifics. "I just know what I've seen and what I've watched and what happened at that position."
I'm not sure what to make of all this. Jennings, despite all his injuries, is one of the most popular players inside the locker room. I'll try to do some sleuthing after practice, which ends at 12:30 p.m.
-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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