Ray Smith

49ers Sign DL Willie Henry, Four Others To Futures Deals

After passing along the names of seven players that signed futures deals with the 49ers yesterday, including CB Teez Tabor, we have five more to report today. One of those players is DL Willie Henry, a former fourth-round pick of the Ravens.

Baltimore selected Henry, a Michigan product, in the 2016 draft. After sitting out his entire rookie campaign, he was a key piece of the club’s D-line rotation in 2017, appearing in 14 games (three starts) and compiling 33 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and five passes defensed. But an umbilical hernia limited him to just three games in 2018, and the Ravens cut him prior to the 2019 season.

His past performance made him a very popular man on the workout circuit in 2019, but he did not sign with anyone. Perhaps he can carve out a role for himself as a member of the 49ers’ stout defensive front.

Here are the other players who signed futures deals with San Francisco today:

NFL Workout Updates: 1/5/20

Here is a recap of some recent workouts around the league:

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

NFL Workout Updates: 10/23/19

Today’s workout updates:

Detroit Lions

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins

New Orleans Saints

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/30/19

Today’s practice squad moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Philadelphia Eagles

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/25/19

Here are today’s practice squad updates:

Buffalo Bills

  • Signed: WR Jordan Veasy

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers

Lions Trim Roster To 53

The Lions are the latest team to officially trim their roster all the way down to 53. After stockpiling quarterbacks, they’ve now cut two of them. Former AAF passer Luis Perez and Tom Savage were both let go. That means that legendary journeyman Josh Johnson has made the team as Matthew Stafford‘s backup, and recently acquired rookie David Blough has made the squad as the third-stringer. Detroit also waived Isaac Nauta, a rookiie tight end out of Georgia who they drafted in the seventh-round.

CB Johnathan Alston

DT Fredrick Jones

WR Tom Kennedy

C Leo Koloamatangi

LB Steven Longa

TE Isaac Nauta

QB Luis Perez

LB Anthony Pittman

QB Tom Savage

WAIVED/INJURED:

Lions Sign 13 UDFAs

On Friday, the Lions added 13 undrafted rookies to their roster. Here’s the full rundown:

The Lions did not select any offensive linemen in the draft, so they went ahead and inked four OLs in Benzschawel, Nelson, Pope, and St. Andrew. With that in mind, the players in this group may have decent odds of making the final cut from the 90-man roster to the final 53.

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