San Francisco announced over the weekend that they have signed tight end MarQueis Gray and Dakoda Shepley to one-year deals, re-signed defensive lineman Alex Barrett to a one-year deal and placed wide receiver J.J. Nelson on the Injured Reserve List.
Gray originally entered the NFL after signing with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2013. Following his release from the team on August 31, 2013, he went on to spend the next six seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2013), Buffalo Bills (2014 and 2015), Minnesota Vikings (2014) and Miami Dolphins (2016-18) where he appeared in 61 games (14 starts) and registered 27 receptions for 328 yards.
Shepley originally entered the NFL after signing with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2018. He was waived by the team on August 31, 2018. Shepley signed with the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Saskatchewan Roughriders where he appeared in 18 games for the team in 2019 along the offensive line.
Barrett was originally signed to the 49ers practice squad on November 27, 2019, where he spent the remainder of the season. He re-signed with San Francisco on February 10, 2020, was waived on July 30, re-signed by the team on August 2 and later waived on August 13.