The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that the 49ers have signed LB Elijah Lee off of their practice squad.
- Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers plan to waive OT John Theus.
Should Theus clear waivers, he would be an obvious candidate for the 49ers’ practice squad.
Lee, 21, was taken in the seventh-round of this year’s NFL Draft by the Vikings. He signed a four-year, $2.48-million contract with the Vikings and was set to make a base salary of $465,000 for the 2017 season when the Vikings elected to cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
Minnesota later signed Lee to their practice squad.
During his college career at Kansas State, Lee recorded 209 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks, five interceptions, three forced fumbles, three recoveries and five pass defenses over the course of 35 games.
Theus, 23, is a former fifth-round pick of the 49ers back in 2016. He signed a four-year, $2.59 million contract with the 49ers and stands to make base salaries of 540,000 and $630,000 over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2016, Theus was active for four games.