The 49ers are auditioning defensive end Cedric Reed today, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Reed previously spent time with the Bills and Dolphins but has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Reed was a prominent player for the University of Texas in his final two seasons on campus. Although he had 74 tackles and ten sacks as a junior followed by 69 tackles and 5.5 sacks as a senior, he went undrafted in 2014 and has been looking for steady work ever since. Reed was among the final cuts in Miami last year, so he’s certainly a guy who’s worth consideration for the 90-man roster.
In other 49ers news, we recently learned that the Niners tried to trade up to the middle of the first round to draft Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. Fortunately for them, they were able to land Foster near the end of the first round instead. Meanwhile, the trainer for former Niner Colin Kaepernick says that the quarterback absolutely still wants to play.
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