Today, the San Francisco 49ers announced that the team had re-signed exclusive rights free agent CB Ken Webster to a one-year deal.
Webster (5-11, 191) was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (252nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Patriots on August 31, 2019, and was claimed off waivers by the Dolphins the following day. He appeared in eight games (five starts) and registered 19 tackles, and one pass defended with Miami. He was waived by the Dolphins on September 5, 2020, and signed to the team’s practice squad the following day.
San Francisco signed Webster from the Dolphins practice squad on September 16, where he went on to appear in nine games and register four tackles and one forced fumble on special teams.
A 24-year-old native of Stockbridge, GA, Webster attended the University of Mississippi for five years (2014-18) where he appeared in 47 games (22 starts) and registered 125 tackles, 24 passes defended, and three interceptions. As a senior in 2018, he appeared in 10 games (three starts) and finished with 33 tackles, eight passes defended, and two interceptions.
Webster could serve as a camp body or a special teamer to develop into a potential contributor. Adding capable bodies in the secondary will be key this offseason for San Francisco.