49ers lose Verrett to ACL injury, reportedly sign Kirkpatrick

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San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Monday that cornerback Jason Verrett suffered a torn ACL, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.

The 49ers subsequently signed veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick to reinforce their secondary, a source told NFL insider Josina Anderson.

Verrett sustained his injury with less than eight minutes remaining in the 49ers' 41-33 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Shanahan said Verrett is expected to stay with the team in West Virginia as San Francisco prepares for its Week 2 matchup against Philadelphia Eagles.

The ailment is the latest in the line of setbacks for Verrett, who has never dressed for more than 14 games in a single season. The defensive back will likely finish the campaign on injured reserve for the sixth time in his career.

Verrett signed a one-year, $5.5-million deal with the Niners in March, according to Over the Cap.

The California native spent his last three seasons with San Francisco after spending the first five years of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers.

In Kirkpatrick, the 49ers get an experienced starter with 113 career appearances and 13 interceptions under his belt. The 31-year-old played for the Arizona Cardinals in 2020 after an eight-year tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Niners have also explored the possibility of a reunion with veteran defensive back Richard Sherman.

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