March 14, 2019, 9:00 pm

Niners sign talented but oft-injured CB Jason Verrett

The 49ers needed a areaback. Jason Verrett needed a new team. After missing the full 2018 time period with the Chargers, the one-time Pro Bowler will get a fresh start in San Francisco on a one-year deal.

Niners sign talented but oft-injured CB Jason Verrett

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The San Francisco 49ers reeled in a area with high top but an extended hurt history.

The Niners are inking former Los Angeles Chargers area Jason Verrett to a one-year, $3.6 cardinal contract, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero according Thursday.

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A one-year prove-it deal makes awareness for the area-needy Niners.

Verrett is an uber-talented screen man, but the former archetypal-round pick has been blame by the hurt bug during his five-year career.

The 27-year-old lost the full 2018 time period aft processing his Achilles sinew in preparation camp during a learning test. Verrett played just one game in 2017 and only five tilts in 2016 due to knee injuries. He participated in just six games as a rookie before being shut down with a shoulder hurt in 2014.

During his one healthy time period in 2015, Verrett flashed shut-down area skills that make defensive coordinators drool. In 14 tilts that time period, he compiled 42 tackles, 12 passes defended and three interceptions, and was selected for the Pro Bowl.

Before playing just five games in the past three years, Verrett displayed the physicality, quick change of direction and ball skills to become one of the stickiest areas in the NFL. Now, it's anyone's guess how he'll rebound aft missing a full time period.

If he bounces back to 2015 form, the Niners get a steal in defensive coordinator Robert Saleh's scheme, and a great pair to Richard Sherman. If Verrett, turning 28 in June, bounces back he could cash in next year in free federal agency. If another hurt strikes, the 49ers get away without investing much.

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