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Eagles release Jaquiski Tartt after signing with sizable guarantee [report]

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A familiar face has just come onto the market.

According to Adam Caplan, Jaquiski Tartt, the former longtime 49ers starting safety alongside Jimmie Ward, has been released by the Eagles.

Tartt was guaranteed $500,000 by Philadelphia. It’s not a prohibitive amount to cut a player, but it does indicate they expected him on the roster when they signed him.

Meanwhile, the 49ers could use a safety right about now.

With Jimmie Ward slated to go on injured reserve at the start of this season, the 49ers are likely to start Tarvarius Moore alongside Talanoa Hufanga. It would be a relatively inexperienced pairing with some major coverage concerns.

While Tartt has been a strong safety and Talanoa Hufanga has technically taken over that position, the 49ers have always had flexibility between both. Typically, it comes down to coverage matchups and who’s the better option in the box.

It wouldn’t be the most heartwarming reunion, but it might make sense for both parties.


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