The San Francisco 49ers made another roster move on Friday. The team announced the signing of offensive lineman Andrew Lauderdale. To make room for Lauderdale, they released safety Malik Golden.
Lauderdale is an undrafted rookie who spent two weeks with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints signed him on May 1, 2017, and released him on May 15. Golden originally signed with the 49ers on May 4, as a UDFA.
Lauderdale attended the University of New Hampshire where he made 22 starts and 42 total appearances. This past season he started 13 games at left tackle, and was named Third-Team All-CAA. He played tight end in high school, but converted to offensive line after two seasons at New Hampshire.
The 49ers worked out Lauderdale back in April, one of the many workouts they conducted leading up to the draft. Back before the draft, he talked about how he was working on adding weight to his frame. He took part in the Dartmouth Pro Day, he measured in at 6’6, 300 pounds. It seems a good bet he will stick with the 49ers into training camp, although next week’s minicamp could easily cost people their roster spots.