49ers add WR Smelter to practice squad, release WR Dres Anderson

The San Francisco 49ers made a practice squad transaction on Tuesday, signing wide receiver DeAndre Smelter while releasing wide receiver Dres Anderson.

Smelter was the 49ers' fourth-round pick out of Georgia Tech in the 2015 draft but did not play as a rookie as he recovered from a torn ACL. Smelter was then plagued with a hamstring injury throughout the preseason and was waived with an injury settlement on September 5.

"We're familiar with him," offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said of Smelter on Tuesday. "He's been around. We know him, are familiar with him and looking forward to seeing how he looks."

Anderson, the son of former NFL receiver Flipper Anderson, was an undrafted rookie signing of the 49ers in 2015. Anderson spent the 2015 season on injured reserve and was added to the practice squad in early September after being let go during final preseason roster cuts.

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