The San Francisco 49ers are continuing to keep an eye on potential roster options. Former scout and radio personality John Middlekauff is reporting the team worked out linebacker Steve Beauharnais, a former seventh round pick. Beauharnais spent a brief amount of time on the New England Patriots roster in 2013, and then some time on Washington's roster in 2014.
The 49ers placed Michael Wilhoite on the NFI list on Friday, and one has to wonder if this look is just in case Wilhoite's muscle strain lasts a bit longer than expected. Jim Tomsula said it was not a big deal, but until he comes off the injury list, we will have to wait and see. According to Draft Insider, Beauharnais lined up at both inside and outside linebacker in college. He played both inside and outside linebacker for Washington, and middle linebacker for New England. His outside opportunities would seem better suited in a 4-3, but his body type seems suited inside in the 3-4.
Beaufarnais was viewed as having solid attributes, but nothing elite. NFL.com's scouting report looked at him as a solid interior presence who could help stop the run. Here is what they had to say:
Beauharnais won't get the hype of teammate Khaseem Greene, but scouts he is a solid interior presence against the run, who can find ways of getting into the backfield. While Beauharnais didn't produce as well this year as he did as a senior, he could still find himself as a late round pick to a team needing a run stuffer.