The Arizona Cardinals on Thursday released defensive back Qwuantrezz Knight.

This name might not mean much to those not dialed deep into 49ers offseason rosters or the practice squad, but Knight was a popular name in camp for San Francisco since they signed him as an undrafted rookie following the 2022 draft. He was let go as part of the 49ers’ final roster cuts last offseason and the Cardinals swooped in to sign him. Now Knight is available following his release from Arizona and the 49ers should aim to bring him back.

Last season Knight debuted for the Cardinals and played in six games, mostly contributing on special teams. It’s not so much that the 49ers can solve all of their problems by bringing him in, but he provides some safety/cornerback versatility that could give San Francisco some options this offseason. He’s also able to contribute on special teams.

While there will be other additions in the secondary who’ll move the needle more than Knight, it would be worthwhile for the 49ers to tap back in and give him another chance to contribute. If he can help, that would be a nice boost for a secondary that desperately needs some quality depth. If he can’t, it’s a low-risk addition that won’t have many significant ramifications for San Francisco’s offseason.

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