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49ers claim CB Mark Fields II off waivers from the Houston Texans

Fields spent time with the Vikings as well during the 2020 season

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they had claimed CB Mark Fields II off waivers from the Houston Texans.

Fields II (5-10, 180) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 6, 2019. After spending training camp with the Chiefs, he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings on August 31, 2019. He appeared in Minnesota’s first game of the season before being waived on September 14, 2019. Fields was later signed to the Vikings practice squad on September 16, where he spent the remainder of the season.

In 2020, Fields spent time on the Vikings practice squad and saw action in two games for the team before being waived on December 16, 2020. Fields played a total of 19 snaps this past season with the Vikings. He was claimed off waivers by the Texans the following day and saw action in two games for Houston. The Texans waived him on March 2, 2021.

A 24-year-old native of Cornelius, NC, Fields attended Clemson University for four years (2015-18), where he appeared in 48 games (six starts) and registered 45 tackles, 13 passes defended, five tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, and one interception.

We can expect a lot of turnover on the 49ers roster this month. Fields II is just the start. It’ll be interesting to see if San Francisco is more active on the waiver wire than in the free-agent pool.