The 49ers on Thursday added some special teams support and competitors to their unproven receiving corps by at the side of former Arizona Cardinals receiver Trent Sherfield on a one-twelve months deal.
Sherfield, 25, joined the Cardinals in 2018 as an undrafted free agent out of Vanderbilt. He carved out a significant feature on special teams and performed 504 snaps there throughout his three seasons in Arizona.
He contributed some as a receiver too, though. NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reported the membership likes his ability place on offense as a 6-foot-1, 219-pound pass catcher. His offensive output with the Cardinals changed into once exiguous to 28 receptions for 340 yards and one landing in 44 games.
With Kendrick Bourne headed to the Patriots, there’s a void in the 49ers’ receiving corps and no certain-hearth celebrated to safe over. Sherfield will compete for that place, but his ability to make contributions carefully on special teams could per chance be his path to the roster whether or now not he matches in as a receiver.