Kurt Benkert

Kurt Benkert

Height/Weight: 6' 3"/218 lbs
Born: Baltimore, Maryland
College: Virginia
Draft: Undrafted

    49ers sign free agent DL Austin Bryant

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    Most Surprising NFL Offseason Moves Most Surprising NFL Offseason Moves New Texans Safety Jimmie Ward Says Goodbye To 49ers San Francisco drafted Jimmie Ward out of Northern Illinois with the 30th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. But he could've just as easily been a Texan. Author: Timm Hamm Publish date: Mar 23, 2023 6:11 PM EDT In this story: Houston Texans Former free agent safety Jimmie Ward recently signed a two-year, $13 million contract with the Texans, helping to bolster the Houston defense under new coach DeMeco Ryans. He was formerly the longest-tenured 49er after nine seasons in San Francisco. During those nine seasons, Ward made many friends and memories, and took to Instagram to say goodbye