Powell has bounced around from the 49ers' active roster to the practice squad multiple times this season, but this most recent move comes on the heels of fellow defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon's (knee) transition to IR. Powell figures to provide depth at safety and on special teams.
Powell was waived by the 49ers on Monday.
Powell served a rotational role for the 49ers this season, in addition to logging one start. The second-year safety has recorded five tackles and one forced fumble this season, and he'll be free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Powell was waived by San Francisco earlier this month and has since been on the team's practice squad. The 49ers required additional depth in the secondary with Jimmie Ward (hamstring) doubtful and K'Waun Williams (shoulder, Ahkello Witherspoon (concussion) and Richard Sherman (calf) listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
The 49ers waived Powell on Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Powell suited up for two games this season and made one solo tackle while playing strictly on special teams. The 49ers may look to keep him on the practice squad if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
In order to make room for Powell on the roster, the 49ers parted ways with linebacker Terence Garvin. Powell, an Ohio State product, appeared in three games last season for the 49ers after being promoted to the active roster in December. He finished the year with three tackles on defense and two tackles on special teams.
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||3||5||4.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||5||6||6.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||5||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|