49ers sign Tom Savage as backup quarterback

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Tom Savage to a one-year deal to add depth behind C.J. Beathard.

The 49ers waived tight end Cole Wick on Tuesday to make room on the 53-man roster and also released offensive lineman Zack Golditch from the practice squad.

San Francisco has been looking for help at quarterback ever since starter Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a season-ending knee injury last month. Beathard was promoted to starter and Nick Mullens was elevated from the practice squad to be the backup.

Savage was originally drafted by Houston in the fourth round in 2014. Savage played 13 games with nine starts in four seasons with the Texans. He completed 181 of 315 attempts for 2,000 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. He spent training camp with New Orleans before being cut Sept. 1.

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