The San Francisco 49ers haven't given up on Jimmie Ward yet. The team is re-signing the defensive back to a one-year deal, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the one-year deal is worth $5 million.

The 49ers made Ward a first-round pick out of Northern Illinois in 2014. He registered 185 combined tackles, 21 passes defensed, two interceptions, a touchdown, two sacks, and two forced fumbles during his five seasons in San Francisco.

Ward registered 23 combined tackles and a forced fumble in 2018.

Injury has plagued Ward's career. He landed on injured reserve with a broken forearm during each of the past two seasons. Ward missed much of training camp in 2017 and 2018 with hamstring injuries. He missed part of the 2016 season with a quad strain and then saw that season end early due to a shoulder injury. A quad injury and stress fracture forced Ward to miss much of his rookie season.

"I just play physical. I don't know any other way," Ward told Chris Biderman of the Sacramento Bee in November.

Related News