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49ers sign WR Max McCaffrey from Packers’ practice squad

McCaffrey’s second stint in Green Bay has come to an end.

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For the second time this season, wide receiver Max McCaffrey is leaving Green Bay for another NFL team.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers signed McCaffrey to their 53-man active roster, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. McCaffrey had been on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad, but according to NFL rules, those players may sign with another team if they are placed on the active roster.

McCaffrey recorded a team-high eight receptions during the 2017 preseason, and finished second on the team in receiving yards with 85. He also returned four punts for 32 yards.

However, despite that performance, McCaffrey was the victim of a numbers game at wide receiver and did not make the final cut-down to 53 at the end of training camp. Instead, he signed with the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad, spending a week on the Bayou before the Jacksonville Jaguars signed him to their active roster. After suiting up for five games (catching one pass for four yards), he was released in late October, and the Packers re-signed him to the practice squad shortly thereafter.

McCaffrey now joins a 49ers wide receiver corps led by Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor, and Louis Murphy, and will be catching balls in practice from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.