The 49ers have had a hard time lately finding productivity from running backs they’ve selected in the third round. Running back Trey Sermon didn’t even get a second season with the club after a disappointing 2021 campaign, and now RB Tyrion Davis-Price has joined a new club after just two years with San Francisco.

Davis-Price, a third-round choice in the 2022 draft, has signed a reserve/future contract with the Philadelphia Eagles according to an announcement from his agency Tuesday morning. That puts him on a not dissimilar track to the one Sermon rode after joining the 49ers via a late Day 2 draft pick.

Sermon was released after being named to the initial 53-man roster for the 2022 campaign. He eventually caught on with the Eagles where he appeared in two games and carried twice for 19 yards that season.

Now Davis-Price is trying to carve out a role with Philadelphia. He was eligible to join the Eagles because he finished the 2023 campaign on the 49ers’ practice squad. The 49ers named him to the active roster out of camp, but he appeared in only one game and posted six carries for 21 yards before being cut in early December. He returned to San Francisco’s practice squad where he finished the year.

With Jordan Mason, Elijah Mitchell and Christian McCaffrey firmly ahead of Davis-Price on the depth chart, it makes sense he’d aim to find a new home for next season where a change of scenery may ultimately help him progress in his career.


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