The San Francisco 49ers made an announcement on Monday regarding the latest addition to their practice squad – veteran cornerback Jason Verrett. The move followed the promotion of wide receiver Chris Conley on Saturday, leaving one spot vacant on the practice squad.
Verrett had been on the 49ers’ radar for several weeks, and the team successfully reached a deal with the former Pro Bowler. While there is no immediate plan for Verrett to join the active roster, head coach Kyle Shanahan emphasized the importance of evaluating his physical condition before deciding on a spot in the 53-man roster.
Injuries have plagued Verrett throughout his career, dating back to his selection by the Chargers in the 2014 draft. Despite setbacks, he showcased Pro Bowl-level performances in 2015, playing 14 games, and in 2020, with 13 games for the 49ers.
Considering Verrett’s injury history, the 49ers are unlikely to heavily rely on him. However, his strong and well-liked veteran presence makes him a valuable asset for San Francisco, whether he takes the field on game day or not.