Late Tuesday Night, our Rob Lowder reported former San Francisco 49ers safety Adrian Colbert had signed with to the practice squad of the Seattle Seahawks. That report was confirmed Wednesday morning by multiple beat reporters.
Colbert was signed after starting safety Tedric Thompson missed time with a hamstring injury, and Seahawks coach Pete Carrol said it would be tough for Thompson to play this week. I wonder if Colbert will be promoted to the active roster.
Colbert, who is 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, was a seventh-round pick out of Miami in 2017. Colbert started seven of 14 games played for San Francisco as a rookie, recording 37 tackles, five passes defended and two forced fumbles. He opened last year as the 49ers’ starting free safety and started six games before landing on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He was waived/injured prior to the start of this season, then released from injured reserve with an injury settlement a week later.
Dear, Adrian, if you’re reading this, tell the Seahawks that the 49ers are a heavy Cover 2 defense that blitzes a lot. Be sure to tell them on offense they love to spread it out with as many wide receivers on the field, and hate using fullbacks.
In all seriousness, I wish Colbert the best of luck. He was always a great teammate and kept a positive attitude, even after he slipped on the depth chart.
Onto some links:
Why a Trent Williams trade to the 49ers makes no sense (Niners Noise)
Constructing a game-plan for Mason Rudolph against the 49ers (Behind Steel Curtain)
Will the 2-0 San Francisco 49ers make the playoffs? (Niners Noise)