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49ers add quarterback and cornerback to practice squad ahead of Chiefs game

Oct 18, 2022 at 2:02 PM--

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The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of quarterback Kurt Benkert and cornerback Ka'dar Hollman to the practice squad. To make room, the team has released linebacker Buddy Johnson and kicker Sam Sloman from the practice squad.

The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundowns.

Benkert originally entered the NFL after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons on May 1, 2018. Over the past four seasons with the Falcons (2018-2020) and the Green Bay Packers (2021), Benkert has appeared in one game and spent time between the two team's practice squads and active rosters.

A 27-year-old native of Baltimore, MD, Benkert attended the University of Virginia, where he appeared in 24 games for the Cavaliers and completed 534 of 925 passes for 5,759 yards and 46 touchdowns after transferring from East Carolina University.

Hollman was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round (185th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. In two seasons with the Packers (2019-20), Hollman appeared in 18 games (1 start) and registered eight tackles and three passes defensed.

In 2021, Hollman spent time on the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants practice squads. Hollman originally signed with the 49ers on February 2, 2022, and was waived by the team on August 28, 2022. He then signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad on September 2, 2022, before being released on October 11, 2022.

A 28-year-old native of Burlington Township, NJ, Hollman attended the University of Toledo for four years (2015-18), where he appeared in 42 games (35 starts) and registered 114 tackles, 27 passes defensed, two interceptions, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

Johnson signed to the team's practice squad on September 5, 2022.

Sloman signed to the team's practice squad on October 12, 2022.

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