The San Francisco 49ers are signing guard Ben Bartch off the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad, according to Mia O’Brien of 1010XL.
Bartch, a fourth-round selection in the 2020 NFL draft, worked his way into the starting lineup early in his career and won the left guard job in training camp ahead of the 2022 season. However, he suffered a knee injury early in the year that ended his season and caused him to miss much of training camp in 2023.
The Jaguars re-inserted Bartch into the Week 1 starting lineup this season, but benched him in favor of Tyler Shatley after three games. He was eventually waived after a trade to acquire Ezra Cleveland and landed on the practice squad.
As an addition from another team’s practice squad, Bartch will now be on the 49ers’ active roster. San Francisco has been without starting guard Aaron Banks in the last two weeks and right guard Spencer Burford suffered an injury in the team’s Week 11 win.
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Title: 49ers reportedly signing Ben Bartch off Jaguars practice squad
Author: Adam Stites