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.
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.
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.
Exum missed Wednesday's OTA due to a knee injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Exum, who was placed on IR prior to the 2016 regular season due to a leg injury, was seen on crutches with a knee brace Wednesday. The injury-ridden safety could have trouble making the Vikings' final roster if he can't stay healthy.
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