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Niners needed to get Weary at CB

Jason Webster's ankle injury made Weary essential

The name Fred Weary doesn't exactly jump out at you as a savior at cornerback. But he's a veteran who has shown an ability to compete at a starting level in the NFL at the position. As you may have noticed, the 49ers are running a little short on those types of players.

So the team was quick - and judicious - to work a deal with the unrestricted free agent now instead of waiting until later. The Niners need a veteran such as Weary to stabilize a position that is uncertain and shaky at best with Jason Webster having ankle problems and Mike Rumph still unproven. Webster and Rumph are the top two cornerbacks on the roster behind starting left cornerback Ahmed... Recommended Stories