Source: 49ers to visit with free-agent defensive tackle


Source: 49ers to visit with free-agent defensive tackle

The 49ers are visiting with veteran free-agent defensive tackle Terrell McClain on Monday, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area.

McClain (6-foot-2, 302 pounds) visited the Miami Dolphins last week before traveling to meet with 49ers coaches and officials. The NFL Network first reported McClain's scheduled visit to Santa Clara.

McClain, 29, has played for five teams in his seven-year career. He appeared in 12 games with Washington last season, starting two games. He recorded 20 tackles with two sacks.

McClain broke into the NFL in 2011 with the Carolina Panthers as a third-round draft pick from South Florida. He spent one game with New England, the following season before playing 19 games over two seasons for Houston. McClain played 30 games over three seasons with Dallas before moving on to Washington last year with a four-year, $21 million contract.

Washington released McClain after a draft in which the club selected defensive linemen Da’Ron Payne (Alabama) in the first round and Tim Settle (Virginia Tech) in the fifth round.

In other 49ers news . . .

The organization did not initially offer a contract to any of the 33 players who participated over the weekend on a tryout basis at 49ers rookie camp.

Last year, the 49ers signed three tryout players from rookie camp to contracts: safety Chanceller James, offensive lineman Richard Levy and wide receiver B.J. Johnson. The 49ers waived receiver KD Cannon, running back DuJuan Harris and offensie lineman Bret Treadway to make room for those signings a year ago.

Jon Gruden sends well wishes to injured 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Jon Gruden sends well wishes to injured 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has a lot going on his professional life right now. But that didn't stop him from starting his Monday press conference by looking outside his facility.

"Sick to hear about Jimmy Garoppolo. wish him the best in his recovery. Hate hearing that," Gruden said just after sitting down in Alameda.

Garoppolo, the 49ers franchise quarterback, suffered a torn left ACL late in San Francisco's loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. The team made the diagnosis official Monday afternoon.

Gruden and the Raiders face the Garoppolo-less 49ers on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Santa Clara.

No one likes to see injuries to star players. Not even opposing coaches.

Report: Tom Savage to work out for 49ers as possible QB depth piece


Report: Tom Savage to work out for 49ers as possible QB depth piece

The 49ers’ quest for quarterback depth in the wake of Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending injury is starting. And it reportedly might lead them to a former NFL starter.

Tom Savage, who played in 13 games for the Houston Texans in the 2014, 2016 and 2017, will work out for the 49ers, ESPN’s Jordan Schultz reported Monday.

Savage’s Texans tenure didn’t always go smoothly, and he eventually lost the starting job to Deshaun Watson last season. Savage signed with the Saints during the offseason but was released after the team acquired Teddy Bridgewater in a trade with the Jets.

Savage has thrown for 2,000 yards and five touchdowns with seven interceptions in his NFL career. He’s 2-7 in nine starts.

Nick Mullins, the 49ers’ current No. 2 QB, remains in the mix to be promoted from the practice squad, with C.J. Beathard elevated to starter.