The 49ers on Tuesday claimed a big-bodied cornerback off of waivers from the New York Giants and said goodbye to former Sacramento State receiver DeAndre Carter.
Carter joined the 49ers last offseason and spent 2017 on the team's practice squad. After going through the 2015 season with the New England Patriots, he was one of the few players that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo knew upon joining the 49ers in October.
San Francisco, however, has an abundance of small-bodied receivers beginning with Trent Taylor and this year's seventh-round pick, Richie James, so Carter became expendable.
Meanwhile, the team claimed cornerback C.J. Goodwin off waivers from the Giants.
Goodwin has the size the team wants at the position (6-4, 220 pounds) and also is familiar with the 49ers' defensive scheme, having played it recently with the Atlanta Falcons, where he appeared in 26 games including one start.
Goodwin, 28, originally signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free in 2014 and spent two years on the team's practice squad.
The 49ers also signed undrafted rookie defensive lineman Blaine Woodson to a three-year deal. Woodson, who played at Delaware, took part in the 49ers' recent rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.