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49ers activate Tom Compton off injured reserve, sign punter, announce other roster moves

Jan 2, 2021 at 3:17 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers announced the following roster moves ahead of the team's Week 17 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

  • The 49ers have signed P Drew Kaser to the practice squad.
  • OL Tom Compton has been activated off injured reserve. The 49ers opened his practice window this week.
  • DL Josiah Coatney and OL Isaiah Williams have been activated off the practice squad as COVID-19 replacements.
  • WR Jordan Matthews and K Tristan Vizcaino have been activated off the practice squad.
  • OL Aaron Neary has been released from the practice squad.

The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundown about Kaser.



Kaser (6-2, 206) originally entered the NFL after signing with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2016. In three years with the Chargers (2016-18), he appeared in 36 games and punted 146 times for 6,918 gross punting yards (47.4 average), including 50 downed inside the 20-yard line. Kaser was waived by the Chargers on October 4, 2018, and later spent time with the Green Bay Packers that season. He signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Oakland Raiders on January 1, 2019, and was waived by the team on May 6, 2019. In 2020, he re-signed with the Packers on November 21 and was waived on November 23.

A 27-year-old native of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Kaser attended Texas A&M University. In five years with the Aggies (2011-15), he appeared in 39 games, punting 168 times for 7,761 yards (46.2 average), with 60 punts downed inside the 20.

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