Savage spent time with the 49ers and Bengals in 2018, but he hasn't appeared in a game since losing in six of his seven starts for Houston the year prior. He'll compete with Connor Cook for the No. 2 quarterback job unless the Lions bring in a better option before training camp.
Savage was waived by the 49ers for the third time this season over the weekend but won't have a chance to re-sign with the club after the Bengals needed to add depth to its quarterback room. With Andy Dalton (thumb) shifting to injured reserve, Jeff Driskel will slide into the starting role, leaving Savage on hand for No. 2 duties. Savage hasn't seen regular-season game action since Week 14 of the 2017 campaign as a member of the Texans.
Savage was waived by the 49ers on Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Savage's third stint with the 49ers comes to an end as the team promoted running back Jeff Wilson from the practice squad. Savage could rejoin the team again but is unlikely to find himself in a situation to play with Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard both currently healthy.
Savage will join the 49ers for his third stint with the club in less than a month after the team opened room for him on the roster by placing Raheem Mostert (forearm) and Emmanuel Moseley (shoulder) on injured reserve. The veteran signal-caller will step in as the No. 3 option on the depth chart behind Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard, in some order.
The 49ers waived Savage on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Savage's second stint of the season with the 49ers lasted only a few days longer than the first, with the 28-year-old sticking on the roster for a week and a half this time around. There appeared to be a chance that Savage would dress as the backup quarterback for the 49ers' Thursday night game against the Raiders, but the team's decision to release him implies some level of optimism that C.J. Beathard (wrist/thumb) will be available for No. 2 duties if unable to start. Nick Mullens is the only healthy signal-caller left on the roster.
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