The San Francisco 49ers today announced they had signed RB Brandon Wilds to a one-year deal. To make room on the roster, the team has waived S Tyree Robinson.
Wilds (6-0, 220) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 6, 2016. Playing with the Falcons and Kyle Shanahan, there must be some familiarity that made the team comfortable making this addition He was waived/injured by Atlanta on September 3, 2016, and then signed to the New York Jets . The practice squad on September 26, 2016. On December 7, 2016, he was promoted to the Jets active roster where he appeared in four games and registered 10 carries for 27 yards in addition to two receptions for 20 yards. The Jets waived Wilds on July 27, 2017, claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on July 28, 2017, and was later placed on the Injured Reserve List on September 3, 2017. He was then waived by the Browns on September 12, 2017, and was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on October 10, 2017, where he spent the remainder of the season. Wilds played in three games in 2018 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he finished the season with six carries for 15 yards.
Wilds signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Jaguars on January 22, 2018. He began the season on the team’s practice squad and was later promoted to the active roster on September 15, 2018, where he saw action in three games and registered six carries for 15 yards before being waived on October 9, 2018. Wilds was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on October 15, 2018, where he spent the remainder of the season. After signing a Reserve/Future contract with Arizona on December 31, 2018, he was waived by the team on May 13, 2019.
A 26-year-old native of Blythewood, SC, Wilds attended the University of South Carolina where he appeared in 41 games (20 starts) and registered 379 carries for 1,844 yards and 13 touchdowns in addition to 59 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns.
Robinson (6-2, 202) originally signed with the 49ers as a free agent on December 11, 2018 and was inactive for the final three games of the season. He was rotating with the third-team during training camp.