The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that they have signed TE Jamie Childers to the team’s practice squad after waiving LB Kevin Snyder. In addition, DL Kaleb Ramsey has been reinstated to the practice squad.
Childers (6-4, 250) originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams on May 10, 2012, only to be waived by the team on August 16, 2012. He then signed with the New York Giants on January 25, 2013 and was later waived on August 26, 2013. Childers was signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad on September 30, 2014 and waived by the team on October 7, 2014. He signed with the Carolina Panthers on May 11, 2015, was waived/injured on August 17, placed on the Injured Reserve List the following day and subsequently released.
A 27-year-old native of Mount Pleasant, SC, Childers attended Coastal Carolina University, where he appeared in 35 games (14 starts) as both a tight end and quarterback. He finished his career with 30 receptions for 451 yards and four touchdowns receiving and 545 yards and five touchdowns passing. Childers also registered 91 carries for 280 yards and four touchdowns rushing. He earned Second-Team All-Big South honors as a senior in 2011.
Snyder (6-2, 240) was originally signed to the team’s practice squad on November 24, 2015. Ramsey (6-3, 285) was the first of the 49ers two, seventh-round draft picks (243rd overall) in 2014 out of Boston College. He was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List on August 25, 2014 where he spent the entire season. He was waived by the team on September 5, 2015 and signed to the team’s practice squad the following day.