49ers Tried Out 14 Players Including Five QBs

The San Francisco 49ers brought in 14 free agents for tryouts on Tuesday, per Mike Garafolo.

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The full list includes:

  1. QB Kurt Benkert
  2. TE Derrick Deese
  3. QB Garrett Gilbert
  4. QB Mike Glennon
  5. WR Kelvin Harmon
  6. WR Ra’Shaun Henry
  7. QB Kevin Hogan
  8. WR Jontre Kirklin
  9. TE Erik Krommenhoek
  10. QB A.J. McCarron
  11. TE Briley Moore
  12. TE Jace Sternberger
  13. DB Beau Tanner
  14. TE Garrett Walston

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. 

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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