Former Eagles LB Nate Gerry cut by 49ers before training camp
It looks as though Nate Gerry could’ve played his last snap in the NFL. Yesterday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers announced they would be waiving Nate Gerry just months after signing him to a one-year contract. Gerry didn’t have much of a market following last season, and with training camp around the corner, the list could be smaller. The 49ers signed Nate initially to a one-year non-guaranteed contract this offseason worth $850,000.
Gerry played one of the worst seasons for an NFL linebacker in 2020 after being a decent option for the Eagles for several seasons. Drafted in the fifth round in 2017, Nate played four seasons with the Eagles before being let go in free agency. His 2020 season was flat-out embarrassing, giving up on plays, looking in the entirely wrong direction, and often being targeted consistently by offenses.
It will be interesting to see where Nate Gerry goes, but it likely won’t be Philadelphia. The Eagles are low on cap space, and nobody on Nick Sirianni’s defensive staff worked with Gerry last season. Despite that, the Eagles have been linked to free-agent cornerback Steven Nelson, whom Darius Slay has recruited to join them on Twitter.
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