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Top Antone Exum News

  • Antone Exum: Cut by Niners

    Exum was waived by the 49ers on Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    The 28-year-old suited up in the final four games of the season for the 49ers, playing in just a special teams role. Exum has recorded 64 tackles (53 solo) and an interception in 51 games over his five-year NFL career.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Inks deal with Niners

    Exum signed with the 49ers on Wednesday.

    Exum played three games for the 49ers earlier in the year before being cut. His services are necessary again, though, as Jaquiski Tartt is dealing with a fractured rib. Even if Tartt sits out Sunday against the Saints, it's unsettled whether Exum will have a role on defense or just stick to special teams.

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  • Antone Exum: Cut by 49ers

    The 49ers released Exum on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Exum played mainly on special teams through three games with the Niners. The team promoted Marcell Harris from the practice spot to replace him. Exum could provide solid secondary depth if he's signed by another franchise.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Links back with San Fran

    Exum signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on Sunday.

    Exum re-signed with the 49ers in March but was released at Saturday's roster cutdowns, only to end up back with the team a day later. The 28-year-old played more defensive snaps in 2018 than he did across his first three seasons and had 40 tackles (34 solo), one sack, one interception and one forced fumble.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Re-ups with San Fran

    Exum signed a one-year, $895,000 contract with the 49ers on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Exum started eight games for the 49ers last season while appearing in 15, after beginning the season on special teams. He recorded 40 tackles, one sack and one interception which he returned for a touchdown. The 27-year-old projects to serve as a solid depth piece 2019.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Gets some late run

    Exum recorded 40 tackles (34 solo) with a sack and an interception in 15 games this season.

    Exum began the year on the special teams unit, but an onslaught of injuries to the 49ers' starting safeties led to the 27-year-old receiving eight starts, including the last four games of the regular season. The veteran showed some flashes of IDP relevance on a couple instances, but he also exposed his downside by finishing with four or fewer tackles in six of his eight starts. Exum was operating on a one-year contract in 2018, so he will hit the free-agent market in hopes of latching on as safety depth for a club next season.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Expected to start Monday

    Exum (concussion) is expected to start with Jaquiski Tartt out for Monday's contest against the Giants.

    Exum has played sparingly, acting mainly as a special teams player through the first 10 games. In his two starts this season, Exum tallied 12 tackles, most of which came during a career-high nine-tackle performance against the Chiefs in Week 3.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Absent from injury report

    Exum (concussion) is not listed on Thursday's injury report.

    Exum appears to have cleared the league's concussion protocol and is on track to suit up against the Giants on Monday. With Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) questionable for Week 10, Exum could be in line for an increased defensive workload.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Won't play Thursday

    Exum (concussion) will not play against the Raiders on Thursday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Exum sustained a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, and it's no surprise that the rotational safety will not clear the league's concussion protocol during a short week. With Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) questionable for Week 9, San Francisco may ask either Jimmie Ward, Tyvis Powell or K'Waun Williams to slot in at the strong safety position.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Questionable to return

    Exum is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to a head injury, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Exum was called upon to start after Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) was ruled out to return Sunday, and will now leave the field himself. With Exum injured, either Tyvis Powell or Jimmie Ward will likely serve as the 49ers' starting strong safety. Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will look to exploit a deeply depleted San Francisco secondary if Exum is unable to return.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Scores defensive touchdown

    Exum started at strong safety and recorded three tackles (all solo) and a pick-six in Sunday's loss to San Diego.

    Exum earned another start in place of Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) after being cleared of his own injury prior to kickoff. The 27-year-old immediately made an impact with a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter. Exum now has 12 tackles, a sack and an interception in two starts, and he should continue to run with the first unit for however long Tartt remains sidelined.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Downgraded to questionable

    Exum (undisclosed) has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Exum's status is unclear at the moment following the new designation. The expectation growing mid-week was that Exum would be in line to start in the event that Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) couldn't suit up. If neither Exum nor Tartt can play, look for D.J. Reed or Tyvis Powell to hear their number called.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Expected to start Sunday

    Exum will likely start against the Chargers on Sunday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Exum would start in place of Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder), who is considered doubtful for Week 4. Tartt sat out last week's loss to the Chiefs, and Exum recorded a strong nine tackles in his absence then. The 2014 sixth-round pick holds some IDP relevance as long as he continues to start.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Takes advantage of opportunity

    Exum started at strong safety and recorded nine tackles (all solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

    Exum got the start in place of Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder), who was unable to heal up before Sunday's matchup. Starting free safety Adrian Colbert suffered a hip injury in the contest, so his status along with Tartt's remains uncertain for Week 4. Exum would presumably start against the Chargers if either safety is held out of action.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Returns to 49ers

    Exum re-signed with the 49ers on Monday, the 49ers' official site reports.

    Exum spent the entire preseason with the team but was cut when the roster was trimmed to 53 players over the weekend. However, when the 49ers placed safety Marcell Harris (hamstring) and running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) on injured reserve a spot opened up for Exum.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Re-signs with 49ers

    Exum re-signed with the 49ers on Wednesday on a one-year deal.

    After J.J. Wilcox spurned the 49ers a day earlier and signed with the Jets, San Francisco brought back Exum to fortify their safety ranks. Exum served mainly as a depth option in the secondary after joining the 49ers last November, though he did see the field for 40 defensive snaps in his two appearances with the club. If he breaks camp with the 49ers, Exum will offer provide assistance on the team's kick-coverage units.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: In line to start Sunday

    Exum is expected to start at free safety Sunday against the Seahawks after general manager John Lynch stated that Adrian Colbert (thumb) is a "long shot" to play, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

    Exum was signed by the 49ers just two weeks ago following Jimmie Ward's (forearm) placement on IR. Colbert hasn't been officially ruled out yet, but all indications are that Exum will make his first start with his new club. The former cornerback could run with the job if he impresses against the Seahawks' vertical passing game, but he's unlikely to make much of an impact in IDP leagues as the coverage safety in Robert Saleh's defense.

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  • 49ers' Antone Exum: Signs with 49ers

    Exum signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, the 49ers' official site reports.

    Exum played the last three seasons with the Vikings, but spent the entire 2016 campaign on injured reserve. Look for the former sixth-round pick to play a depth role behind starting safety Adrian Colbert after Jimmie Ward (arm) was placed on injured reserve last week.

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  • Antone Exum: Let go by Minnesota

    Exum was waived by the Vikings on Saturday, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports.

    Exum was waived to clear room for recently signed quarterback Kyle Sloter.

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  • Vikings' Antone Exum: Returns to practice

    Exum (knee) is back to full health and has resumed practicing, Chris Tomasson of the ST. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Exum has dealt with a number of injuries since being selected in the sixth round of the 2014 draft, most recently missing out on the Vikings' Organized Team Activities due to a knee issue. Now healthy, he'll look to secure a reserve role at safety behind Harrison Smith.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 219 lbs
Birthplace: Richmond, VA, USA
Age: 31
School: Virginia Tech
Experience: 6