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49ers work out former University of Texas defensive line standout [report]

Despite going defense-heavy in the recent NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers are still in search of more defensive players to round out their roster. According to a report from’s Ian Rapoport, the Niners are working out former University of Texas defensive end Cedric Reed on Thursday.

Reed spent the 2015 season on the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad after not being selected in the 2015 draft. He went through the preseason in 2016 with the Miami Dolphins before being cut right before the regular season started.

At Texas from 2011 through 2014, Reed made 32 starts and recorded 37 career tackles for loss. He forced six fumbles and had 18.5 sacks in four seasons, including a career-high 10 sacks as a junior in 2013.

The 49ers took defensive players with their first three picks in the 2017 draft, including Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas with the third overall pick. Six of their 10 selections play on the defensive side of the ball, but you can never have too many options for a preseason roster.


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