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49ers bring in Tom Savage for workout after Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending injury

The San Francisco 49ers got a wrench thrown in their season when their starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, went down with a serious knee injury that effectively ruled him out for the rest of the 2018 NFL campaign. While the team is expected to start C.J. Beathard right away as Garoppolo’s placeholder under center, the 49ers seem to be looking to add depth to the quarterback position, as they reportedly are going to work out free agent signal-caller Tom Savage, per Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports.

In light of the Jimmy Garappolo (sic) injury news, the #49ers are bringing in QB Tom Savage for a workout, per source.

Savage last played in an NFL regular-season game last year, when he showed up on the field for eight games for the Houston Texans. Savage also started in seven of those games, as Houston relied on him to orchestrate the team’s passing attack in lieu of Deshaun Watson, who suffered a season-ending injury in November. However, he barely did anything to win the hearts of Texans fans, finishing the 2017 season with just 1,412 passing yards and five touchdowns against six interceptions. He also had eight fumbles.

In the offseason, Savage joined the New Orleans Saints in training camp but was released by the team after they acquitted Teddy Bridgewater via a trade with the New York Jets.

If Savage, who was selected by the Texans in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, gets signed by the 49ers, he’ll likely be competing for the No. 2 QB job with practice squad member, Nick Mullins.