49ers To Sign CB Jason Verrett

The 49ers are signing former Chargers’ cornerback Jason Verrett to a one-year, $3.6MM deal, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The former first-round pick has played in just five games over the last three years, but he could be a strong value signing if he stays on the field. 

Verrett missed the entire 2018 campaign after suffering a torn Achilles during a conditioning test last July. The Texans and Chiefs were also said to have had interest in Verrett, but they were also closely looking into his health situation.

Verrett was a Pro Bowler in 2015 and looked primed to establish himself as one of the best young corners in the league. Reportedly, before the latest injury, he looked like his old self in practice, so there’s reason to believe that he’ll make the most of his one-year prove-it deal.

The Niners made major upgrades to their defense this week, signing Kwon Alexander and trading for (and extending) Dee Ford. They also made an offer to cornerback Bradley Roby before he chose to sign with the Texans. They didn’t land Roby, but they got another former first-round pick out of the AFC West in Verrett.

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6 comments on “49ers To Sign CB Jason Verrett

  1. jeremy

    One year 3 mill deal I’ll take it. Sure he a health risk. But why not take the Risk for low pay. If he stay healthy and that a big if than it a huge win for the team

    • pryanadidas86

      And if he balls out he could be a franchise tag candidate. Good signing for a team with money to burn.

  2. Karl Elze

    I’m sure if Lynch looks hard enough, we can find someone with a broken back or in a wheelchair !! Sigh I mean WTF, we have our own medical ward still walking around so lets go find everyone else’s and sign them too

    • jeremy

      Well Shannon and lynch are hoping he can go back to his old pro bowl form. Plus it only a 3.6 mill deal so it nothing. It a low risk deal.

    • claude raymond

      What did Verrett’s doctor tell you Karl? What do you know that Lynch doesn’t? You must have inside info to be so sure of your comments. Please, clue us in.

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