It’s unclear if 49ers placekicker Robbie Gould will be able to play in Sunday’s game vs. the Atlanta Falcons after sustaining knee injury while making a tackle on a kickoff last weekend.
If he can’t go, San Francisco will turn to Sam Sloman, who they reportedly added to their practice squad on Tuesday.
Sloman, 25, had a cup of coffee with the Rams, Titans and Steelers over the last few years, going 8-for-11 on field goals with Los Angeles in 2020.
The 49ers also announced that the team has released RB Marlon Mack. Additionally, the team has signed DT T.Y. McGill to the team’s practice squad.
McGill (6-0, 295) originally entered the NFL after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks on May 15, 2015. Throughout his seven-year NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts (2015-2016), Cleveland Browns (2017), Philadelphia Eagles (2018, 2020), Los Angeles Chargers (2018-19) and Minnesota Vikings (2021), he has appeared in 46 games and registered 35 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble. He has also started one postseason contest where he tallied one tackle. McGill appeared in two games and recorded one tackle and one pass defensed with the Vikings in 2021.
A 29-year-old native of Jesup, GA, McGill attended North Carolina State University where he appeared in 49 games (13 starts) and registered 122 tackles, 10.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed.
Mack appeared in two games and registered one fumble recovery on special teams after being promoted to the active roster from the team’s practice squad on September 21, 2022.