The San Francisco 49ers held tryouts for 14 players on Wednesday, with one of them being former Chicago Bears running back Jeremy Langford, according to a report from Howard Balzer of BalzerFootball.com.
Langford (6-0, 210) entered the league in 2015 as a fourth-round draft pick out of Michigan State. He rushed for 537 yards and six touchdowns on 148 carries (3.6 average) as a rookie in 2015 along with 22 catches for 279 yards and one touchdown, then rushed for 200 yards on 62 carries and four touchdowns with 19 catches for 142 yards in 2016. The Bears released Langford at the end of the 2017 preseason, after which he went on to have stints with the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, and Miami Dolphins, who released him from their practice squad in early September. The 49ers are in need of a running back at the moment after losing Raheem Mostert to a broken arm in last Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders but might be more likely to promote either undrafted rookie Jeff Wilson or second-year back Matthew Dayes from the practice squad. Langford has not played in an NFL game since 2016.
Other players the 49ers worked out Wednesday, per Balzer, are as follows:
-Quarterbacks: Jack Heneghan (6-4, 230, Dartmouth, rookie), Nic Shimonek (6-4, 196, Texas Tech, rookie), Logan Woodside (6-2, 213, Toledo, rookie)
-Tight ends: Ben Koyack (6-5, 258, Notre Dame, third season), Marcus Lucas (6-4, 250, Missouri, first season)
-Linebackers: Travis Feeney (6-4, 226, Washington, first season), James Onwualu (6-1, 235, Notre Dame, second season)
-Cornerbacks: Alex Carter (6-0, 200, Stanford, third season), Michael Jordan (6-1, 200, Missouri Western State, third season), Tarvarus McFadden (6-2, 204, Florida State, rookie)
-Safeties: Marwin Evans (5-11, 211, Utah State, third season), Nick Orr (5-10, 187, TCU, rookie), Terrell Williams (6-4, 212, Houston, rookie)
49ers fans may recognize a few names on that list as Heneghan, McFadden, and Williams were all with the team in the preseason. All three players were signed by the 49ers earlier in the year as undrafted rookies, and none of them wound up making the 53-man roster out of the preseason as Heneghan and McFadden were waived while Williams was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury and was later waived with an injury settlement. McFadden spent some time on the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts in September but has since been a free agent.
In addition to Langford, the players on the list with the most NFL experience are Koyack, Jordan, and Evans. Koyack caught 24 catches for 199 yards and one touchdown in three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being waived in September of 2018, while Jordan has 40 tackles and five passes defensed in 22 games with the Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns, and New York Giants, and Evans has 29 tackles and one forced fumble in 32 games with the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers still have a roster spot open at the moment after placing Mostert and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (shoulder), although that spot is expected to go to a running back.