The San Francisco 49ers are continuing their search for secondary depth. General manager John Lynch was on hand for the Stanford Pro Day, and he told 49ers beat writers that the team met with free agent cornerback LaDarius Gunter.
Gunter signed with the Green Bay Packers as a UDFA following the 2015 NFL Draft. He earned a roster spot that fall, and emerged as a starting cornerback in 2016, finishing with 12 pass deflections. However, the Packers released him at the start of the 2017 season, and he was claimed by the Carolina Panthers. He appeared in four games with the Panthers, playing exclusively on special teams.
Gunter measured in at just over 6’1, 202 pounds at the 2015 NFL Combine. He played safety in college, bringing some versatility to the secondary. He’s got some solid size, which would put him in a good position to compete for an opportunity in the 49ers secondary. Ahkello Witherspoon, Richard Sherman, and K’Waun Williams currently hold down the top three spots on the cornerback depth chart.