Exum served mainly as a depth guy with the 49ers last season after he signed with the team in November last season, though he did see the field for 40 snaps on defense in his two appearances with the club. Exum could also serve as a special teams contributor for the club after participating in 23 such snaps last season.
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.
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.
|3||9/23/18||@ KC||Lost 27-38|
|4||9/30/18||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/18||@ GB||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||2||3||2.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|