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49ers sign TE Joshua Perkins, CB B.W. Webb; waive CB Tim Harris, TE Josh Pederson

Aug 4, 2021 at 9:10 AM--

The San Francisco 49ers have announced that the team has signed tight end Joshua Perkins and cornerback B.W. Webb to one-year deals. To make room on the roster, the Niners have waived cornerback Tim Harris with an injury designation and waived tight end Josh Pederson.

Harris has missed practices with a groin injury that head coach Kyle Shanahan estimates will keep him out for at least a couple of weeks. If he goes unclaimed, Harris will revert back to the 49ers.

The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundown.

Perkins (6-3, 223) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2016. Throughout his five years in the NFL with the Falcons (2016-17) and Philadelphia Eagles (2018-20), he has appeared in 22 games (two starts) and registered 17 receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to playing in four postseason contests. In 2020, Perkins spent the entire season on the Injured Reserve List with Philadelphia.

A 27-year-old native of Cerritos, CA, Perkins attended the University of Washington where he appeared in 46 games and registered 66 receptions for 911 yards and nine touchdowns.

Webb (5-11, 188) was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Throughout his seven-year career with the Cowboys (2013), Pittsburgh Steelers (2014), Tennessee Titans (2015), New Orleans Saints (2016), New York Giants (2018) and Cincinnati Bengals (2019), he has appeared in 80 games (35 starts) and registered 157 tackles, 27 passes defensed, four interceptions, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble, in addition to playing in one postseason contest. In 2020, he spent time with the Arizona Cardinals prior to being released by the team on August 27.

A 31-year-old native of Newport News, VA, Webb attended William & Mary where he appeared in 48 games and registered 151 tackles, 30 passes defensed, 11 interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

Harris Jr. (6-1, 205) was originally drafted by the 49ers in the sixth round (198th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft and appeared in two games for the team. Pederson (6-5, 235) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2021.

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