The San Francisco 49ers announced a pair of roster moves in anticipation to their Sunday home game against the Los Angeles Rams. The moves don’t seem surprising but the names—or one of them—are. They are promoting defensive back Tyvis Powell to the active roster (again) and waiving quarterback Tom Savage.
Powell has been in and out of the 53-man roster. He was promoted in late September before the Kansas City Chiefs game for depth behind an injured Jaquiski Tartt. He was waived earlier in October to make room for Victor Bolden Jr.’s return from suspension.
Tom Savage was signed earlier this week specifically to be the team’s third quarterback, but apparently he wasn’t the guy as he has been waived days later. Given that he has an accrued season under his belt with the Houston Texans, he is not eligible for the practice squad once he clears waivers.
Given that he doesn’t have practice squad eligibility, it’s a good guess he’ll be brought back to the team in a revolving door of transactions for the coming weeks as the team plays musical chairs with the roster as our friends at Niners Wire pointed out. I don’t see how the 49ers sign Savage and then waive him a few days later without the intention of bringing him back. Then again, it’s Tom Savage.