Jim Tomsula informed media on Monday that the San Francisco 49ers were going to bring in a quarterback for a workout on Monday. It turns out, it's an old friend. 49ers beat writers reporting the team has signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad.
The move comes following the team's decision to place Colin Kaepernick on injured reserve, and promote rookie Dylan Thompson to the 53-man roster. Thompson served as the team's backup quarterback against the Seattle Seahawks. Thompson would potentially be added to the 53-man roster later this week, or the team could sign a veteran to the roster on Tuesday before full practices get going. If neither happens, Thompson will be the backup this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
The 49ers will clear out a roster spot when they formally place Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve with his reported torn ACL. The team could use that spot to sign a quarterback, or they could just promote defensive lineman Garrison Smith from the practice squad. For now, the addition of McBLT gives the 49ers seven players on their practice squad. They are allowed up to ten players.