Cornerback Jason Verrett, who appeared to be on solid footing for a spot on the 49ers’ initial 53-man roster, is dealing with another physical setback. Verrett sustained a hamstring injury during practice Wednesday, 49ers general manager John Lynch said during an appearance Thursday morning on KNBR. It is not known if Verrett’s injury will impact the 49ers’ decision-making on Saturday, when all NFL teams must trim their rosters from 80 players to the regular-season limit.
A variety of injuries have limited Verrett to just 26 games since breaking into the NFL in 2014 with the Chargers as a first-round draft pick. He appeared in just one game with the 49ers last season before going on season-ending injured with a knee injury.
Verrett, 29, was competing for a starting job, along with Emmanuel Moseley and Ahkello Witherspoon. Moseley, who finished last season as the starter, appears to be the favorite to open this season in that role.
Verrett and veteran Jamar Taylor have the ability to play cornerback as well as serve as the backup to nickelback K'Waun Williams.