Acker (ankle) and the Jaguars reached an injury settlement Saturday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Acker was going to spend his entire season on the Jaguars' injured reserve before both parties agreed to an injury settlement. He will now be free to find a new opportunity once his health allows it.
The Jaguars placed Acker (ankle) on injured reserve Saturday.
The fifth-year cornerback was fighting for a special teams and depth role with the Jaguars. He had 23 tackles and one interception for the Chiefs in that role in 2017.
Acker left Thursday's preseason game against the Buccaneers with an ankle injury, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Acker played only 10 special teams snaps before exiting with the injury. The severity of the issue remains unclear, but the 26-year-old is unlikely to make the Jaguars' 53-man roster regardless.
Acker is signing a contract with the Jaguars, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Acker hasn't seen significant playing time on defense since his 2015 season with the 49ers and he certainly isn't guaranteed a roster spot with the Jaguars. The SMU product will more than likely need to impress on special teams in order to have a chance of surviving final roster cuts.
Acker was released by the Colts on Tuesday.
Acker signed with the Colts a little over a month ago. He most recently had stints with the 49ers and Chiefs and has appeared in 40 career games. He'll now be an unrestricted free agent.
Acker agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Colts, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Acker appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs in 2017 and finished with 23 tackles and one interception while playing over 200 snaps on both defense and special teams. He's off the IDP radar at present, but that could change if he somehow manages to carve out a significant role within the Colts' unsettled cornerback group.
Acker (groin) played a team-high 41 snaps at cornerback in the Chiefs' preseason opener against the 49ers.
Acker left practice with a groin injury back in June, but it appears as though he's back to full strength after putting together a solid outing to kick off the preseason. While Acker did take the most snaps, he'll likely still be fighting for a depth spot at cornerback for the rest of training camp.
Acker left Tuesday's practice session early with a groin injury, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.
Acker's injury was described as "slight" issue, so he may be able to return later in the week. If the team elects to proceed cautiously with Acker, his next chance to return would come at the start of training camp when he'll be in a battle for a depth spot at cornerback.
Acker was traded from the 49ers to the Chiefs on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Not assured of a roster spot, Acker was presumably traded for a conditional late-round pick. The 2014 sixth-round selection did make 13 starts for the injury-plagued 49ers last season, but he profiles as a No. 4 or 5 cornerback for most organizations.
Acker had been moved down in the 49ers' first unofficial depth chart.
Acker was listed behind Dontae Johnson (who he beat for a starting role last year) and rookie Rashard Robinson. This comes as a bit of a surprise after he put up respectable numbers in 2015 (65 tackles and three picks). This was the first depth chart released, so things can definitely change between now and the start of the regular season, but for now it appears that Acker has fallen out of favor with defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil.
Antoine Bethea is set to start for the 49ers this season at strong safety with Eric Reid entrenched at free safety. But the former doesn't know who their secondary mates will be and he's expecting quite a battle.
The team has no rookies at that position, but 2014 draftees Dontae Johnson, Kenneth Acker and Keith Reaser could be factors. Bethea says the competition has already begun.
"We've had a short minicamp and everybody's learning, so there are really no position, but when training camp comes, there's going to be a lot of competition, a lot of good competition," he told NFL.com. I'm excited to see it."
The 49ers made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.
Among those moves was the placement of cornerback Kenneth Acker and fullback Will Tukuafu on the injured reserve list.
San Francisco cut the following players: T Carter Bykowski, TE Asante Cleveland, WR Lance Lewis, LS Kevin McDermott, CB Darryl Morris, G Al Netter, DL Lawrence Okoye, WR Kassim Osgood, T Michael Philipp, NT Mike Purcell, G Ryan Seymour, LB Shayne Skov, RB Alfonso Smith, G Adam Snyder, S C.J. Spillman, LB Chase Thomas, S Raymond Ventrone, WR L'Damian Washington and RB Glenn Winston.
The 49ers signed sixth-round cornerback Kenneth Acker, who had six interceptions over the past two seasons at SMU.
With the 180th pick in the draft, the 49ers selected defensive back Kenneth Acker out of Southern Methodist.
Acker played four years for SMU, racking up 159 tackles and six interceptions, with three coming in each of his final two seasons.