The #49ers have signed CB Ken Crawley to a one-year deal and waived/injured S Leon O’Neal Jr.
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— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 10, 2022
He’s back: former New Orleans Saints cornerback Ken Crawley signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, the team announced, as a corresponding move with safety Leon O’Neal Jr. going to injured reserve. San Francisco needs more defensive backs ahead of the preseason, and Crawley ended up signing with them after trying out for the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week.
Crawley has appeared sporadically in New Orleans’ lineup since his debut in the 2016 season, having signed with them as an undrafted rookie out of Colorado, averaging 507 defensive snaps through his first three years with the team as a part-time starter. He’s only totaled 98 snaps on special teams against just 27 reps with the defense over the last three years with the Saints improving their depth in the secondary, steadily pushing him further down the depth chart. Good for him on earning this opportunity to continue his NFL career.