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The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that they have signed cornerback JaCorey Shepherd to a two-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team has placed cornerback Chris Davis on the Injured Reserve List.
Shepherd (5-11, 199) was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round (191st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. After missing his entire rookie season due to injury, he was released from Philadelphia on Sept. 3, 2016, and later spent time on the team's practice squad.
A 23-year-old native of Mesquite, Texas, Shepherd attended the University of Kansas, where he appeared in 42 games and finished his college career with 90 tackles, five interceptions and 37 passes defensed. Shepherd left the school ranked fourth all-time in Kansas history with 1,350 kickoff return yards.
Davis (5-10, 201) appeared in four games this season where he registered two tackles and the first 0.5 sack of his career.