Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

49ers sign LB Donald Payne, release WR Kevin White

Aug 11, 2021 at 10:05 AM--

The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of linebacker Donald Payne to a one-year deal. To make room on the roster, the team has released wide receiver Kevin White.

The Niners are short linebackers with Azeez Al-Shaair (knee) and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (concussion) sidelined.

The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundown.

Payne (5-11, 217) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017. After being waived from the team on September 2, 2017, he was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars the following day. He went on to appear in 30 games (five starts) with Jacksonville and registered 61 tackles, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery in three years (2017-19). He also appeared in three postseason contests. In 2020, he spent time on the Washington Football Team and Miami Dolphins practice squads.

A 25-year-old native of Fairburn, GA, Payne attended Stetson University where he appeared in 44 games (43 starts) and registered 538 tackles, 65.5 tackles for loss, 14.0 sacks, 42 passes defensed, nine interceptions, eight fumble recoveries and seven forced fumbles.

White (6-3, 216) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the 49ers on January 4, 2021, after appearing in three games and spending the majority of the 2020 season on the team's practice squad.

Related News

Facebook Comments

More San Francisco 49ers News

Aaron Donald knows who Deebo Samuel is, and other things the Rams said about the 49ers this week

By Kirk Larrabee
Jan 8

When Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald was asked about stopping wide receiver Deebo Samuel after a loss to the 49ers in 2020, Donald gave an answer that was perceived as disrespect. "Who? Who's that?" Donald said. Donald was asked about Samuel again this week and gave a similar answer, albeit more tongue-in-cheek this time. "Who's that?" Donald said with a laugh. Donald then talked a bit about what to expect from Samuel, who had 97 yards and a touchdown on five catches along with five carries for 36 yards and a touchdown in a 31-10 win over the Rams on November 15. "They move him around everywhere," Donald said. "So he's in the backfield, they do

49ers release 2 players from practice squad, remove 2 from COVID lists

By Site Staff
Jan 18

The San Francisco 49ers announced the following roster moves ahead of Saturday's playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Released from the practice squad: CB Luq Barcoo P Ryan Winslow Removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list: RB Raheem Mostert Activated from the practice squad/COVID-19 list: FB Josh Hokit Mostert (knee) returns to the injured reserve list, where he landed on September 14, 2021, while Hokit returns to the practice

Comparing Offensive Rosters: 2019 49ers vs. 2021 49ers

By Brian Renick
Jan 11

The San Francisco 49ers are heading back to the playoffs for the first time since their 2019 Super Bowl run after a thrilling Week 18 overtime victory against the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers were a 13-3 powerhouse in 2019, earning the #1 seed and a first-round bye, but this 2021 version, a 10-game winner and the 6th seed, may actually be better positioned to win it all than the 2019 squad. Let's compare the offensive position groups from each season to see who has the edge. Quarterback 2019 Jimmy Garoppolo 16 games, 329/476 69.1%, 3978 yds, 27 TDs and 13 INTs, 2.7 INT% Nick Mullens 2021 Jimmy Garoppolo 15 games,

49ers RedZone: Breaking down 49ers vs. Rams

By Rohan Chakravarthi
Jan 11

The 49ers defeated the Rams 27-24 to get into the NFC Playoffs and will face off the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wildcard round on Sunday. Join Co-hosts Marco Martinez and Rohan Chakravarthi as they break down Sunday's matchup, including Jimmy Garoppolo's play, Ambry Thomas, the coaching staff and


Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone