No. 1: Cornerback Jason Verrett — CUT
Oft-injured cornerback Jason Verrett signed with the 49ers in 2019 after suffering an Achilles tear the year prior. At times, he has shown flashes of elite play, but injuries have derailed his career.
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After sitting out all of the preseason with an ankle injury, he got his first action in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his first two snaps, however, he was flagged for a pass interference call and allowed a 32-yard touchdown.
Verrett was then put on injured reserve following that week due to a knee injury. As good of a player he has shown to be, unfortunately, availability is the best ability. So far, Verrett has yet to display that, although the Niners were comfortable bringing him back on another one-year deal. Interestingly enough, Verrett has seen plenty of time in training camp with the starters, which is a bit hard to describe.
The 49ers should be set with their starting cornerbacks with Richard Sherman, Emmanuel Moseley and K’Waun Williams. Depth is a concern, yes, especially with fourth-year corner Ahkello Witherspoon having an up-and-down career and a general lack of experience behind him.
Still, if the 49ers keep six cornerbacks, they should roll the dice with someone younger like 2019 sixth-round pick Tim Harris or undrafted free agent from this year, DeMarkus Acy.