The San Francisco 49ers announced Sunday they have claimed wide receiver L’Damian Washington off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys. To make room on the roster, the team has waived WR Jon Baldwin.
Washington (6-4, 200) originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. He was later waived by the Cowboys on August 2, 2014.
A 23-year old native of Shreveport, LA, Washington played collegiately at the University of Missouri and finished his career with 100 receptions for 1,735 yards (17.4 average) and 15 touchdowns. As a senior in 2013, he tallied career highs in receptions (50), receiving yards (893) and touchdowns (10). Washington ranked among the best receivers in the SEC last season, finishing in the top-10 in touchdowns (t-3rd), receiving average (5th) and receiving yards (8th).
Baldwin was acquired via trade from the Kansas City Chiefs on August 19, 2013.