According to the NFL’s transaction wire, the San Francisco 49ers worked out safeties Kentrell Brice, Blake Countess, Deiondre’ Hall, who we wrote about earlier in the week, Chris Miller, and Kai Nacau.
Brice is 5’11”, 200 pounds, and was an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech in 2016. Brice played 334 snaps in 2016 for the Packers, 289 in 2017 and was a starter in 2018 where he played 648 snaps for Green Bay. He has not played in the NFL since. Brice did not fare well that year as he missed 12 tackles and allowed three touchdowns in coverage.
Countess was a sixth-round draft pick out of Auburn in 2016. The 5’10, 191-pound defensive back hasn’t played much in the NFL. Since 2016, Countess has played 374 snaps and hasn’t played in the NFL since 2018, either.
Miller was an undrafted free agent this past season out of Baylor. He initially signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Miller ran a 4.61 40-yard dash, had a 35.5 inch vertical, with an 11’ broad jump. Miller also ran a 4.12 short shuttle with a 7.09 three-cone drill.
Nacau is a 6’, 205-pound safety out of BYU that went undrafted in 2017 after signing with the Browns. Nacu played 214 snaps that season for Cleveland and ended up starting in three games. He has not played in the NFL since. Nacau landed on the Ravens, Panthers, and Colts practice squad in the following years but never saw NFL action.
San Francisco would likely add at least one defensive back and a possible second or third, depending on injuries moving forward and if they want to have another player on the practice squad. With Johnathan Cyprien and Jared Mayden the most recent safeties to go on the injured reserve, the Niners are thin at safety and would need special team bodies and someone to play on the scout team.