The San Francisco 49ers today announced they had signed DL Alex Barrett, OL Jake Brendel, and OL Jaryd Jones-Smith.
Barrett and Jones-Smith finished the 2019 season on the team’s practice squad.
Brendel was announced late last week. Brendel (6-4, 299) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.
Brendel spent the first few weeks of his rookie season on the Cowboys practice squad before the team released him on September 29, 2016. He then signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad on October 11, 2016, and was later promoted to the active roster on November 19, 2016. Brendel spent three seasons with the Dolphins (2016-18) and appeared in 21 games (three starts).
In 2019, he signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent on April 18, 2019, and was waived on August 31, 2019. He then signed with the Baltimore Ravens on November 27, 2019, and was waived on November 30, 2019.
A 27-year-old native of Plano, TX, Brendel attended UCLA (2011-15), where he started in all 52 games in which he appeared. As a senior in 2015, he started 13 games and earned Second-Team All-Pac-12 honors.
Before you write off any of these signings, the 49ers signed Daniel Brunskill last season and the offensive line coach said he’s never heard of him.” Fast forward a season later and that player, Daniel Brunskill, may be the tackle of the future for the 49ers.