The San Francisco 49ers have officially waived undrafted rookie offensive lineman Richard Levy, the franchise announced on Sunday afternoon. The 49ers have yet to sign another player in order to fill the void left on the team’s current 90-man preseason roster.
“The San Francisco 49ers announced on Sunday they have waived OL Richard Levy,” reads the team’s official statement regarding the matter. “Levy (6-6, 315) originally signed with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 8, 2017. He attended the University of Connecticut (2012-16) where he appeared in 38 games (37 starts) along the offensive line.”
During his five-year collegiate career at Connecticut, Levy appeared in a total of 38 games en route to making 37 starts. Not only that, but he started all 12 of his appearances as a senior in 2016 while helping the Huskies compile some impressive statistics via the rushing attack. In 2016, UConn rushed for more than 100 yards on six separate occasions. However, Levy’s success at the collegiate level did not begin during what would become his final go-round in Storrs. In 2014, he started 12 of his 13 appearances for the Huskies, which came immediately after he saw action in just one game in 2013. Levy originally red-shirted as a true freshman back in 2012.
With just one preseason game under their belt thus far, the 49ers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-17, on Friday evening. With first-year NFL head coach Kyle Shanahan now in charge in San Francisco, the struggling NFC West has continued to make a slew of personnel changes throughout the offseason.