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49ers cut Joey Slye, Tyrell Adams, place Kai Nacua on injured reserve, announce other roster moves

Nov 2, 2021 at 2:35 PM--

The San Francisco 49ers have officially announced the trade to acquire Houston Texans defensive end Charles Omenihu in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick. Omenihu must pass a physical for the trade to be executed. The trade was first reported this morning by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

San Francisco also announced the following roster moves.

LB Tyrell Adams

K Joey Slye

Released from the practice squad:
LB Nathan Gerry
RB Jacques Patrick
DL Eddie Yarbrough

Placed on the practice squad injured reserve list:
S Kai Nacua

Parting ways with Slye is a good indication that the 49ers are confident that kicker Robbie Gould will return for this weekend's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundown for Omenihu.

Omenihu (6-5, 280) was originally drafted by the Texans in the fifth round (161st overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. Throughout his three-year career with Houston (2019-21), he has appeared in 35 games (seven starts) and registered 41 tackles, 7.0 sacks, four passes defensed, and two forced fumbles. He has also added one tackle in two postseason games. In 2021, Omenihu has appeared in six games (two starts) and registered 11 tackles.

A 24-year-old native of Rowlett, TX, Omenihu attended the University of Texas, where he appeared in 51 games (33 starts) and finished with 99 tackles, 17.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

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