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.
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.
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 team's 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.
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.
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 one of Jimmie Ward, Tyvis Powell or K'Waun Williams to slot in at the strong safety position.
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||2||3||2.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||15||40||34.0||6||1||1||32||32.0||32||1||7|
|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||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|