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49ers release QB Josh Johnson and TE Daniel Helm; sign WR Andy Jones

NFL: AUG 28 Preseason - 49ers at Texans Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We just discussed tight end Delanie Walker and how he’s visiting the Niners on Wednesday. San Francisco continues to churn the bottom of their roster as the team released quarterback Josh Johnson and tight end Daniel Helm.

Weston Richburg’s retirement should have become official on Tuesday at 1 p.m. The team already added linebacker James Burgess, which means there was one corresponding move to make.

That came on Tuesday after the Niners signed wide receiver Andy Jones. The 26-year-old undrafted free agent out of the 2016 NFL Draft spent time on the Cowboys practice squad before being claimed off waivers in 2017 by the Texans. Jones spent roughly 11 days in Houston before being released and claimed at the end of September of ‘17 by the Lions.

Jones went back and forth between the active roster and the practice squad in Detriot before he finally made his first career NFL reception on Thanksgiving against the Bears in ‘18.

Jones bounced back and forth between the Dolphins' active roster and the practice squad before ultimately being released before the start of the 2020 regular season.

Johnson’s release shouldn’t come as a surprise as the 49ers had five quarterbacks. Reps are hard to come by, and a certain draft pick needs all of the reps he can get.