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49ers Sign Marcus Cromartie to Practice Squad

Posted Nov 18, 2014

In order to make room on the unit for cornerback depth, San Francisco has released tight end Xavier Grimble.

The San Francisco 49ers signed cornerback Marcus Cromartie to the team’s practice squad on Tuesday. In order to make room on the unit, the team released tight end Xavier Grimble.

Cromartie was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers on April 27, 2013. He was waived by the Chargers on Aug. 31, 2013 and signed to the team’s practice squad the next day.

Cromartie was later promoted to the Chargers active roster on Dec. 17, 2013, where he remained for the rest of the season. He was then waived by San Diego on Sept. 23, 2014 and signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad on Oct. 29, 2014. Cromartie was released by Cleveland on Oct. 30. 

A 23-year-old native of Mansfield, Tex. Cromartie played collegiately at Wisconsin, where he appeared in 39 games and registered 113 tackles, 16 passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. As a senior, Cromartie earned All-Big 10 honors.

Grimble was signed to the 49ers practice squad on Sept. 15, 2014.

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