Burbridge was released from the 49ers' practice squad Thursday.
Burbidge signed with San Francisco's practice squad last week, but has been ultimately unable to stick with the unit. The former sixth-round pick is now free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league, but it seems unlikely that Burbidge will find a meaningful offensive role this season.
Burbridge was signed to San Francisco's practice squad Tuesday.
Burbridge has a ways to go before cracking into the Niners' starting receiving corps. The Michigan State product has familiarity with the organization having been drafted by the 49ers back in 2016. If Burbridge is to squeak onto the active roster at some point this season, there's a slim chance he'd be used in the offensive game plan.
Burbridge (hamstring) and the 49ers agreed to an injury settlement Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Burbridge was unable to make it through San Francisco's final roster cuts after a quiet preseason, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. He will now be able to search for a new team once his health is up to par.
Burbridge, who had an uphill climb to make the 49ers final roster, missed out on his last opportunity to impress the team's coaches when he was ruled out for the preseason finale against the Chargers. He'll now likely revert back to San Francisco's injured reserve once he clears waivers.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Burbridge is nursing a hamstring injury and won't be available for the Cardinals' preseason finale Thursday against the Chargers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.
Shanahan said it's possible Burbridge could be available for Week 1, suggesting the receiver isn't dealing with a particularly severe hamstring injury. His impending absence Thursday should open up snaps for other depth receivers, such as Richie James and Aldrick Robinson, to see extra snaps in what could be their final chance to impress before San Francisco has to trim its roster to 53 players.
|Bye: Week 11|
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|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||13||9.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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