Veteran CB Kayvon Webster works out for 49ers
The 49ers have worked out cornerback Kayvon Webster, who remains on the free-agent market after ending his last three seasons on injured reserve, the NFL Network reported.
Webster, 28, is a 2013 third-round pick of the Broncos and was part of their Super Bowl-winning team in the 2015 season. He made 11 of his 15 career starts in 2017 in his lone season with the Rams. He is familiar with 49ers first-year defensive backs coach Joe Woods, who served as his position coach from 2015-2016 in Denver.
He is a product of the University of South Florida, where he had 194 tackles, three interceptions, 8.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks while also competing on the track team.
Webster has also drawn interest from the Chicago Bears, who brought him in for a workout earlier in May.
Webster, who has been a core special-teams player throughout his career, played in just two games last year with the Texans due to a quadriceps injury that led to two stints on injured reserve. He sustained a torn Achilles in December 2017 with the Rams and was placed on IR in December 2016 with a concussion he sustained in Week 16.
The 49ers have a number of competitors at the cornerback position right now, including Richard Sherman, Jason Verrett, Ahkello Witherspoon, Tarvarius Moore, D.J. Reed (CB/S), Greg Mabin, K’Waun Williams, and sixth-round draft pick Tim Harris, but recently saw Jimmie Ward go down with a broken collarbone. Ward is expected to be healthy for training camp, but will be sidelined for the rest of the offseason program.
If signed, Webster would make a nice camp body with experience that could have a chance to stick around in the right situation.