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49ers working out safety Blake Countess, four others, per reports

May 14, 2021 at 6:18 AM--


According to Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds, the San Francisco 49ers are working out safety Blake Countess. The team kicks off a three-day rookie minicamp today, the perfect opportunity to look at potential additions to the roster.

The Philadelphia Eagles made Countess a sixth-round selection out of Auburn in 2016. He transferred there from Michigan for his senior year.

Countess, 27, registered three tackles through two games with the Eagles in 2020. It was the defender's third stint with the team. Countess was twice promoted from the Eagles' practice squad last season, appearing in the team's Week 15 and 17 games. He signed a reserve/futures contract on January 4, but was released on March 9.

Countess has recorded 57 tackles, a tackle for a loss, a sack, four quarterback hits, three passes defensed, and two interceptions through his five NFL seasons. The defensive back has also spent time with the Los Angeles Rams and New York Jets.



Update: Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that the 49ers are also working out cornerbacks Adonis Alexander and KiAnte Hardin, tight end Alex Ellis, and wide receiver Marqise Lee.






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