On Tuesday, the 49ers retired several quarterbacks and added one to their practice team.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Kurt Benkert will join organization. The team also included Garrett Gilbert, Mike Glennon, Kevin Hogan and AJ McCarron.
Benkert trails the 49ers by third quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as well as Brock Purdy. The need for another player in position arose when Trey Lance broke his ankle in a victory over the Seahawks last Sunday.
Benkert entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Falcons in 2018 and spent time with their active roster, practice lineup, and injured reserve before being waived in February 2021. He signed with the Packers and took a knee in his only regular season appearance. at the end of December, a victory over the bears.