Dexter McCoil spent most of last season with the 49ers as a reserve safety, but an untimely injury induced the team to waive him this spring with an NFI designation.
McCoil was expected to need approximately a six-week recovery period after he suffered a broken foot while training independently. But the 49ers on Friday re-signed him to a one-year deal. They placed safety Terrell Williams Jr. on IR to make room on their 90-man roster.
Initially a Chargers UDFA in 2016, McCoil played in 16 games (two starts) for the Bolts as a rookie. The Chargers waived him in October of last year, and the 49ers made a successful claim. The Tulsa product then played in eight games for San Francisco.
A safety out of Houston, Williams was one of the 49ers’ 13 initial UDFA signings after the draft.