Report: 49ers among teams interested in CB Trey Herndon originally appeared nbc sports birea
With the NFL’s legal tampering period beginning Monday, the 49ers could reportedly add a pending free agent cornerback to their stifling secondary.
San Francisco, along with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants, have expressed preliminary interest in Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tre Herndon, NFL insider Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reported, citing a league source.
Herndon originally signed with Jacksonville in 2018 as an undrafted rookie. He earned $1.19 million on a one-year contract with the Jaguars last season, appearing in 15 games with 36 total tackles (27 solo), zero interceptions and five passes defended.
The 49ers’ lone open spot in the secondary is at the nickel back position after bringing back safety Tashun Gipson. Meanwhile, San Francisco’s top nickel back last season is Jimmy Ward. Scheduled for unrestricted free agency,
As a result, Herndon could fill out the nickel should the 49ers sign the Vanderbilt product, who played 300 of his 506 snaps in the slot last season.
San Francisco possibly adding to their secondary already comes on the heels of strengthening its defensive line With the signing of defensive tackle Javon Hargrave of the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Hargrave agreed to join the 49ers on a four-year, $84 million deal, his agent confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.
The NFL off-season is underway, and San Francisco is taking steps to ensure that it not only makes it to its third consecutive NFC Championship Game but also advances to Super Bowl LVIII.