Reports: CB Jason Verrett expected to sign with 49ers practice squad

Dec 11, 2023, 6:00 AM | Updated: 8:36 am

Jason Verrett #22 of the San Francisco 49ers motions down field during NFL game against the Buffalo...

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After weeks of speculation, it appears Jason Verrett is set to rejoin the San Francisco 49ers after all.

Reports surfaced Sunday evening that the veteran cornerback has agreed to sign with the 49ers as a member of the practice squad. Verrett will likely be on the fringe of roster elevation each week, looking to restart his NFL career after two seasons away from NFL action.

The news was first reported by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco Sunday, and confirmed by other outlets thereafter.

Jason Verrett reportedly agreed to join the 49ers before starting CB Charvarius Ward suffered a groin injury in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks. He was in attendance for San Francisco’s Week 14 matchup, seated in the tower suite away from players and coaches.

Jason Verrett, 32, was on the 49ers’ roster last season, working his way back from an ACL tear sustained in Week 1 of the 2021 season. Getting ready to make his return to action, the veteran unfortunately tore his Achilles during a November practice session with the Red & Gold in 2022, putting him on the shelf once more. Now a year removed from his second serious injury in two seasons, the Fairfield native will attempt to restart his football career after more than 24 months away from gameday.

The former Pro Bowl CB has a storied career in the NFL, drafted in 2014 by the San Diego Chargers. Verrett has played in 40 contests in his career, racking up seven interceptions and 145 combined tackles. Sadly, his career has been barred by injuries, only playing in 20 games since 2016.

Prior to Sunday, the player had spent time with former 49ers’ defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans on the Houston Texans’ practice squad.

Upcoming San Francisco 49ers Schedule:

  • Sunday, Dec. 17th @ Arizona Cardinals – 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Monday, Dec. 25th vs. Baltimore Ravens – 5:15 p.m. PST
  • Sunday, Dec. 31st @ Washington Commanders – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Sunday, Jan. 7th vs. Los Angeles Rams – TBD

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