The San Francisco 49ers today announced they had signed TE Joshua Perkins and CB B.W. Webb to one-year deals. To make room on the roster, the team waived/injured CB Tim Harris Jr. and waived TE Josh Pederson.
Pederson wasn’t giving the team much of anything, so this move made sense. Pederson had one rep during practice where he false started and then dropped a pass. That spelled the end for the young tight end.
Perkins (6-3, 223) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2016. Throughout his five years in the NFL with the Falcons (2016-17) and Philadelphia Eagles (2018-20), he has appeared in 22 games (two starts) and registered 17 receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to playing in four postseason contests. In 2020, Perkins spent the entire season on the Injured Reserve List with Philadelphia.
Tims Harris Jr. was supposed to be out for a few weeks with a groin injury, but I imagine his injury is more severe than that as the team waived/injured him. So that opens the door for the Webb signing.
The team had high hopes for Harris Jr., evidenced by him working with the first-team defense before he left practice with an injury. If another team does not claim him, he’s revert back to the 49ers
The depth at cornerback remains questionable as Emmanuel Moseley has yet to participate, while Dontae Johnson remains sidelined.