The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have signed QB Tom Savage to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team has waived TE Cole Wick. San Francisco also released OL Zack Golditch from the team’s practice squad.
Savage (6-4, 230) was originally drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (135th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. In four season with Houston (2014-17), he appeared in 13 games (nine starts) and completed 181 of 315 passing attempts for 2,000 yards and five touchdowns. He signed with the New Orleans Saints on March 16, 2018 and was released by the team on September 1, 2018.
A 28-year-old native of Springfield, PA, Savage attended the University of Pittsburgh for one season (2013) after two seasons at Rutgers University (2009-10). Throughout his collegiate career, he appeared in 31 games (28 starts) and completed 430 of 757 passes for 5,690 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Savage will wear number 14.
Wick (6-6, 257) appeared in five games this season after spending the entire 2017 season on the team’s practice squad. Golditch (6-5, 295) originally signed to the team’s practice squad on September 3, 2018.