The 49ers announced a couple of moves in the practice team on Wednesday, including the addition of the Devin Funchess wide receiver, originally reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Media on Tuesday afternoon. They also added cornerback Luq Barcoo and released wide receiver Austin Watkins.
Funchess was a second round pick of the Panthers in the 2015 draft and actually had a small success with Carolina. In four seasons he played 61 games, catching 161 passes for 2,233 yards and 21 touchdowns. He only spent one game with the Colts in 2019 and has not played a regular season game since then. At 6-4,225 pounds, it brings a unique size in a position that the 49ers could use some internal depth.
Barcoo had a pre-draft visit to the 49ers in 2020 but ended up with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent. He played in three games with a start last season and accumulated 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup. He was released from the Jaguars in August and spent time on the Cardinals’ training team. At college in San Diego State, Barcoo had 10 interceptions and 20 pass breakups in 22 games.
The 49ers originally added Watkins as an undrafted rookie earlier this year and released him during camp. He was reinstated on the training team, but released again to make way for veteran Funchess.