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49ers sign RB Chris Thompson and DL Eddie Yarbrough to the practice squad

The team released TE Jordan Matthews from the practice squad

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The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed running back Chris Thompson and DL Eddie Yarbrough to the team’s practice squad. To make room on the practice squad, the team released tight end, Jordan Matthews.

Thompson (5-8, 195) was originally drafted by the Washington Football Team in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Throughout his eight-year NFL career with Washington (2013-19) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (2020), he has appeared in 74 games (one start) and registered 257 carries for 1,214 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 232 receptions for 1,918 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also has appeared in one postseason contest and added one carry for 25 yards and eight receptions for 89 yards.

In 2020, Thompson appeared in eight games with Jacksonville and finished with seven carries for 20 yards and 20 receptions for 146 yards and one touchdown. Thompson has always been known as a receiving back that’s good in pass protection.

Yarbrough (6-3, 259) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2016.

Following his release from Denver on September 3, 2016, he later signed with the Buffalo Bills on April 7, 2017, where he appeared in 31 games (six starts) and registered 62 tackles, two passes defended, and one sack in three years with the team (2017-19). He also started one postseason contest and added five tackles.

In 2020, he spent time on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad, later appeared in four games, and finished with eight tackles. He signed with the 49ers on July 27, 2021, and was released by the team on August 31. Yarbrough had an above-average training camp. He was simply caught up in a numbers game along the defensive line.