Cornerback Chris Culliver will reportedly sign a four-year contract with Washington, making him the fourth 49ers free agent to find a new home since the opening of free agency.
Culliver started a career-high 14 games last season and had his best season with four interceptions. He was returning from a torn ACL that kept him out of action the entire 2013 season.
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A third-round pick in 2011, Culliver started 20 games and appeared in 46 games in three seasons. He was the team’s No. 3 cornerback in his first two full seasons.
Washington also hosted 49ers free-agent cornerback Perrish Cox on a visit this week. Cox met with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday and is scheduled to visit with the Tennessee Titans on Friday.
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Earlier this week, running back Frank Gore signed with the Indianapolis Colts, guard Mike Iupati joined the Arizona Cardinals, and outside linebacker Dan Skuta reached a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Culliver’s agreement was first reported by the NFL Network. CBS Sports reports Culliver will make “upwards of $8 million” per season.
The 49ers have expressed an interest in re-signing veteran free-agent cornerback Chris Cook, but they have not engaged in any recent discussions, a source told CSNBayArea.com. Cook appeared in six games with the 49ers last season before sustaining a season-ending hamstring injury.