The San Francisco 49ers today announced on Monday they have signed DL Alex Barrett, OL Jake Brendel and OL Jaryd Jones-Smith.
Barrett and Jones-Smith finished the 2019 season on the team's practice squad.
Brendel (6-4, 299) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.
Brendel spent the first few weeks of his rookie season on the Cowboys practice squad before he was released by the team on September 29, 2016. He then signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad on October 11, 2016 and was later promoted to the active roster on November 19, 2016. Brendel spent three seasons with the Dolphins (2016-18) and appeared in 21 games (three starts).
In 2019, he signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent on April 18, 2019 and was waived on August 31, 2019. He then signed with the Baltimore Ravens on November 27, 2019 and was waived on November 30, 2019.
A 27-year-old native of Plano, TX, Brendel attended UCLA (2011-15) where he started in all 52 games in which he appeared. As a senior in 2015, he started 13 games and earned Second-Team All-Pac-12 honors.