San Francisco waived Lockhart with the left squad designation Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Lockhart announced his decision to retire Sunday, so this transaction simply means that the 49ers have waived him entirely rather than place him on the reserve/retired list. San Francisco claimed Lockhart off waivers after he was cut by Pittsburgh, but the defensive end never reported to the team.
Lockhart announced his retirement Sunday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Lockhart was waived by the Steelers on Friday, and the 49ers claimed the defensive end. Instead of reporting to the defending NFC Champions, Lockhart opted to retire. The 49ers will likely place him on the Reserve/Retired list, meaning the team will hold his rights in case he comes out of retirement.
The 49ers claimed Lockhart off waivers from the Steelers on Saturday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
The undrafted free agent out of Baylor enjoyed a solid senior season with 8.5 tackles for loss, but he couldn't make the cut in Pittsburgh and is being brought aboard by the 49ers for depth purposes since Nick Bosa (leg), Arik Armstead (back) and Dee Ford (calf) are all battling injuries. When that trio gets healthy, Lockhart could be cut barring a strong end to training camp.
The Steelers waived Lockhart on Friday, Tribune-Review Sports reports.
The undrafted linebacker was cut so that the Steelers could add Saeed Blacknall to shore up their wide-receiver depth. Lockhart posted 8.5 tackles for loss and six sacks in his senior season at Baylor, and that production could get him another opportunity elsewhere.