49ers Tried Out Four Players Including Donte Moncrief

     

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the 49ers brought in free agent WRs Tavon Austin, Donte Moncrief and J.J. Nelson.

The 49ers also hosted QB Luke Falk on Thursday. 

Ian Rapoport mentioned that if everything checked out, the 49ers were hoping to sign Austin, so that’s something to keep an eye on.

Moncrief, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Colts back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.745 million contract before agreeing to a one-year, $9.6 million fully-guaranteed with the Jaguars in 2018. 

Moncrief signed a two-year deal with the Steelers last March, but was waived during the season to protect the team’s projected compensatory pick for losing Le’Veon Bell in free agency. The Panthers later claimed him off of waivers before waiving him in December. 

In 2019, Moncrief appeared in eight games for the Steelers and Panthers and caught four receptions for 18 yards (4.5 YPC) and no touchdowns. 

Austin, 30, was the No. 8 overall pick back in 2013 for the then-St. Louis Rams. He signed a six-year, $56.14 million contract and was set to make base salaries of $3 million and $9.35 million over the next two years before he agreed to a pay cut in 2018.

The Cowboys traded a sixth-round pick for Austin in 2018. He re-signed with the team on a one-year deal in 2019. 

In 2019, Austin appeared in 14 games for the Cowboys.  He caught 13 passes for 177 yards receiving and one touchdown.  He also rushed six times for 47 yards.  

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