November 28, 2023

49ers plan to sign Jason Verrett to practice squad

The 49ers are signing cornerback Jason Verrett to the practice squad, coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned Friday.

The workforce labored out Verrett earlier this week after the Texans lower him. It is the second time in two months the 49ers have labored him out.

He performed for the 49ers from 2019-22.

“Yeah, we tried him out,” Shanahan mentioned Friday, by way of David Bonilla of “We don’t have him signed yet. We’ll work through that over this weekend and see how it ends up for next week.”

Verrett tore his left Achilles’ tendon in a Nov. 10, 2022, practice with the 49ers, the most recent in a collection of season-ending accidents he has had in his profession. He tore an ACL in Week 1 of the 2021 season, the final recreation he has performed.

“JV has been one of the most respected guys we’ve had in our building,” Shanahan mentioned. “Just the way he carries himself, how talented he is. When you just look at his footwork and how he played with us, guys always looked up to him in that way. I think he was a mentor to a lot of guys. But it was just the perseverance, how he carried himself, that guys loved.

“When he did workout here the first time . . . we had about seven players just go out and watch it, which I’ve never seen that before. So, it just shows how our team felt about him.”