Moseley was tendered on a one-year contract by San Francisco on Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
The 2018 undrafted free agent got a chance to shine for the 49ers this season, starting eight games and racking up 50 tackles (42 solo), eight passes defended and an interception. Moseley finished the season as a starter and is likely to make a strong push for the same role heading into the 2020 season.
Moseley recorded 50 tackles (42 solo), eight passes defended and an interception in 16 games this season.
Moseley's numbers look a little more impressive when you factor in that the corner only started eight games during the regular season. Akhello Witherspoon was given first shot at starting alongside Richard Sherman, but the former's struggles opened the door for the 2018 undrafted free agent to shine in coverage and against the run. Moseley will be a restricted free agent in 2020, but the 49ers figure to make a strong push to bring the corner back after he performed well on the biggest stage during the team's Super Bowl bid.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Moseley is the top candidate to start at cornerback Week 5 against the Browns in the expected absence of Ahkello Witherspoon (foot), Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Witherspoon sprained his foot in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh and is out of action for at least a month. While it was initially 2015 Pro-Bowler Jason Verrett who filled in for him last week, Verrett was almost instantly flagged for a costly pass-interference call and was then burned for a 39-yard touchdown on the very next play, only to then be replaced by Moseley. Unless Verrett -- who's appeared in only two games since 2016 due to a series of leg injuries -- can shake off the rust in quick order, it seems Moseley will be rolling with the first-team defense until Witherspoon returns to form.
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||1||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2019||San Francisco 49ers||16||50||42.0||8||0||1||3||3.0||3||0||8|