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49ers waive injured WR Shawn Poindexter, announce several other roster moves

Aug 21, 2019 at 12:06 PM

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The San Francisco 49ers announced the team has waived rookie wide receiver Shawn Poindexter with an "injured" designation. The 49ers also waived offensive lineman Christian DiLauro and running back Brandon Wilds.

To replace those players, San Francisco has signed offensive lineman Andrew Lauderdale, safety Tyree Robinson, and wide receiver Chris Thompson to one-year deals. Each of those three players has previously spent time with the 49ers.

Poindexter injured his knee on Monday night against the Denver Broncos and the team feared he suffered a season-ending ACL injury. He was part of the 49ers' 10 undrafted free-agent signings on May 3. Poindexter caught 42 passes for 759 receiving yards with 11 touchdowns (tied a single-season school record) through 12 starts with the University of Arizona in 2018.

The 49ers signed DiLauro on September 26, 2018, and then signed him to a futures contract on January 1. San Francisco signed Wilds on August 10. The running back had eight carries for 32 rushing yards with the 49ers in preseason.

The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundown of each newly re-signed player.

Lauderdale (6-6, 291) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on June 9, 2017. He was waived on September 1, 2017 and later signed to the team's practice squad on November 7, 2017, where he spent the remainder of the season. After signing a Reserve/Future contract with San Francisco on January 1, 2018, he was waived on September 1, 2018. On December 5, 2018, he was signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad, where he spent the remainder of the season. Lauderdale signed with the Arizona Cardinals on April 8, 2019, was waived by the team on June 6 and claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars the following day. He was waived by Jacksonville on August 12.

A 25-year-old native of Concord, NH, Lauderdale attended the University of New Hampshire where heappeared in 42 games (22 starts) along the offensive line. As a senior in 2016, he started 13 games at left tackle, where he earned Third-Team All-CAA honors.

Robinson (6-2, 202) originally signed with the 49ers as a free agent on December 11, 2018 and was inactive for the final three games of the season. He was waived by the team on August 10, 2019.
A 25-year-old native of San Diego, CA, Robinson attended the University of Oregon where he appeared in 52 games (23 starts) in five years (2013-17) with the Ducks and registered 201 tackles, 23 passes defensed, six interceptions, four fumble recoveries and 2.0 sacks. As a senior in 2017, he started 12 games and finished with 48 tackles, five passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.

Thompson (6-0, 175) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2017. He was waived by Houston on September 2, 2017 and signed to the team's practice squad the following day. He was promoted to the Texans active roster on September 27, 2017 and went on to appear in 13 games and register five receptions for 84 yards in addition to six tackles on special teams. In 2018, he spent the majority of training camp with the Texans prior to being waived on August 28. He previously signed with the 49ers on August 3, 2019, and was waived on August 9.

A 25-year-old native of Gainesville, FL, Thompson attended the University of Florida, where he appeared in 41 games (three starts) and registered nine receptions for 78 yards on offense in addition to 16 kickoff returns for 355 yards on special teams.

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