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49ers sign former Cardinals WR Trent Sherfield on a one-year deal

The 6’1”, 219 pound Sherfield is a speedster who excels on special teams

Arizona Cardinals v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the San Francisco 49ers are signing former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Trent Sherfield. The 6’1”, 219-pound receiver was undrafted out of Vanderbilt in 2018.

Sherfield played 80 snaps on offense for the Cardinals last season and 220 on special teams. He split time both inside and out but played a career-high 34 snaps in the slot during Week 17 for Arizona.

Most of Sherfield's playing time came as he covered kicks, punts and played on both return units. Sherfield has one punt return in his career. Garafolo said Sherfield has a chance to win the WR3 job now that Kendrick Bourne is gone, but that is a lot of projection for a player who hasn’t accomplished much of anything in the NFL.

For his career, Sherfield has 29 catches and 340 yards. At his Pro Day, Sherfield ran a 4.45 40-yard dash but was timed at 18.38 mph. That falls in line with a below-average vertical jump of 32.5 inches. We’ll see if Sherfield can carve a role out for himself or is simply a camp body.