Update: Roughly 48 hours later, Westbrooks has been cut:
We will update if there is any information as to why this happened. It’s a bizarre scenario.
The San Francisco 49ers today announced they had signed DL Ethan Westbrooks to a one-year deal.
Westbrooks (6-4, 287) originally entered the NFL after signing with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. In five years with the Rams (2014-18), Westbrooks appeared in 67 games (11 starts) and registered 79 tackles, 9.0 sacks, three passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. He also started his only postseason appearance and tallied three tackles. Westbrooks spent the 2019 preseason with the Oakland Raiders and the previous five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. Westbrooks PFF grade has never been over 63.5 in any of his seasons, but he did have some success under Wade Phillips as a third edge rusher.
In 2019, Westbrooks signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent on July 30, 2019, and was released on August 31, 2019.
A 29-year-old native of Elk Grove, CA, Westbrooks attended West Texas A&M University for two seasons (2012-13) after transferring from Sacramento City College. At West Texas A&M, he appeared in 29 games (23 starts) and registered 96 tackles, 23.5 sacks; seven passes defended, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.