Could 49ers go low risk, high reward with Jason Verrett reunion?

The San Francisco 49ers haven't wanted for much in their 3-0 start to the season, but adding the talented but fragile cornerback could give the team much needed depth in their secondary.
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The 49ers worked out several cornerbacks this week, including former Niner Jason Verrett. Could the team take a gamble once again on the talented player to improve their secondary?

The San Francisco 49ers and their fans are absolutely ecstatic with their 3-0 start to the season, never seriously being headed (although the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants did hang in there for three quarters) and capping off their Week 3 with the news that head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch both signed contract extensions to keep the regime in place.

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One of the few problems facing the 49ers is their depth at cornerback, where an already thin positional group has been hurt a bit by injuries and inconsistent play.

The 49ers realized this and worked out some corners during the week, with a familiar name being among them.

Jason Verrett has throughout his career been an exceptionally talented cornerback who couldn't get his body right, which was a story that continued in San Francisco. He played at a high level in his lone healthy year as a stater, but also tore his ACL twice and his Achilles tendon once.

With Anthony Brown signed back onto the team, it could be a sign the team is either looking to stash someone on the practice squad to help cover the position or else keep some names in mind if someone needs to be signed off the street like Brown was.

Verrett is an intriguing candidate. He may never be truly healthy, but he's been fit enough to try to launch a comeback and he has familiarity with the 49ers. If he could capture even a little bit of his talent in one last chapter for his career, it could help San Francisco shore up the secondary.

The team hasn't made a move yet, but it would be a really low risk, high reward option for the team to take a swing on the health of Verrett. The likelihood is his body won't handle the workload, but one last good season could be the boost the 49ers defense needs in its weakest position.

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