Jim Tomsula informed media that the San Francisco 49ers were going to bring in a quarterback for a workout on Monday, and they signed a very familiar face. According to the 49ers beat writers reporting the team has signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad.
The move comes following the team’s decision to place Colin Kaepernick on injured reserve, and promote rookie Dylan Thompson to the 53-man roster.
Thompson served as the team’s backup quarterback against the Seattle Seahawks. Thompson would potentially be added to the 53-man roster later this week, or the team could sign a veteran to the roster on Tuesday before full practices get going. If neither happens, Thompson will be the backup this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
After a redshirt year at UCLA in 2006, Bethel-Thompson shared the Bruins’ quarterback duties in 2007. He started in the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl where the Bruins lost to BYU. Bethel-Thompson played at California State University, Sacramento for the remainder of his collegiate career.
The 49ers will clear out a roster spot when they formally place Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve with his reported torn ACL.