49ers Announce Four Practice Squad Moves

The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that they’ve signed QB Kurt Benkert and CB Ka’dar Hollman to their practice squad and released LB Buddy Johnson and K Sam Sloman from the unit. 

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Here’s the 49ers updated practice squad:

  1. DL Alex Barrett
  2. OL Alfredo Gutierrez
  3. S Tayler Hawkins
  4. CB Qwuantrezz Knight
  5. WR Tay Martin
  6. LB Marcelino McCrary-Ball
  7. OL Jason Poe
  8. WR Malik Turner
  9. DB Dontae Johnson
  10. TE Leroy Watson
  11. TE Troy Fumagalli
  12. C Keith Ismael
  13. WR Willie Snead
  14. DT T.Y. McGill
  15. RB Marlon Mack
  16. QB Kurt Benkert
  17. CB Ka’dar Hollman

Benkert, 26, signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2018. He was waived by the team coming out of the preseason that year but later re-signed to Atlanta’s practice squad. 

Benkert re-signed with the Falcons on a futures deal for the 2019 season. He spent the 2020 season on their practice squad and was signed to a futures deal initially for 2021 before being waived in February. 

Benkert had signed with the Packers in May of last year, but was cut earlier after training camp. He re-signed on to their practice squad before the season began and was eventually promoted in December. However, the Packers waived him at the start of training camp and he later signed on to the 49ers’ practice squad. 

During his college career, Benkert completed 534 passes out of 925 attempts (57.7 percent) for 5,817 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions.

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