On Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that the team was interested in adding a veteran cornerback to the practice squad.
The Niners worked out veteran Casey Hayward, who missed all of 2023 after his season was cut short in 2022 with a season-ending shoulder injury.
San Francisco must’ve worked out multiple cornerbacks, as they announced they signed cornerback Terrance Mitchell to the practice squad. Defensive lineman Sam Okuayinonu was also added to the practice squad.
Mitchell is an eight-year veteran who signed with the 49ers on July 26, 2023 but was released on August 9. In 2021 and 2022, Mitchell started 56 games with the Houston Texans and the Tennesee Titans.
Okuayinonu appeared in six games with the Titans in 2022. He’s listed at 6’1”, 260 pounds. He was an undrafted free agent out of Maryland in 2022.
The corresponding moves placed cornerback Jason Verrett and safety Tayler Hawkins on the practice squad Injured Reserve List.
The 49ers also officially opened safety George Odum’s Injured Reserve practice window.