The San Francisco 49ers announced multiple roster moves Tuesday, cutting veteran tight end Logan Paulsen and defensive lineman Xavier Cooper while re-signing cornerback Leon Hall and officially announcing the signing of defensive end Datone Jones.
The addition of Hall comes as no surprise as the 49ers may be without nickel cornerback K’Waun Williams against the Eagles this week due to a quadriceps injury. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Monday there was a likelihood of re-signing Hall, who first signed with the 49ers on October 2 and was released last week.
“I think there’s a good chance we probably will have to bring Leon back. Depends how we want to look into all that though,” Shanahan said.
Jones’s signing was first reported Monday night by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Now in his fifth NFL season, Jones, who was a first-round draft pick of the Packers in 2013, is the latest player the 49ers have brought in to boost the defensive line with Arik Armstead and Aaron Lynch out due to injuries.
Paulsen was originally signed by the 49ers in the offseason and was released last week, only to be brought back for Sunday’s game against Dallas with fullback Kyle Juszczyk out due to a back injury. Cooper was claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Browns at the end of the preseason and played in five games with the 49ers, registering seven tackles and 0.5 sacks.