The 49ers addressed one of their most pressing deficiencies Tuesday when they signed longtime Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall.
San Francisco was struggling at the position heading into Sunday’s game against the Colts, then lost two cornerbacks to injuries – rookie Ahkello Witherspoon (concussion) and Asa Jackson (hamstring). A third, starter Rashard Robinson, left the game on two separate occasions, once because of cramps in his lower leg.
The 49ers created a roster spot for Hall by placing Jackson on injured reserve. Jackson and Witherspoon both attended Christian Brothers High School.
Hall, 32, spent nine seasons with the Bengals and last year played 12 games with the New York Giants. His best season came in 2009 when he finished with 71 tackles and six interceptions. He hasn’t been a full-time starter since 2015.
The 49ers worked out Hall twice since June.