San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary questioned Nate Davis’ work ethic in training camp this year, but decided to keep him on the team’s 53-man roster anyway.
His stay there would prove brief.
The 49ers waived Davis, whom they selected in the fifth-round of last year’s draft, and signed Troy Smith in his place.
Smith was released by the Baltimore Ravens over the weekend in a move that was less than popular among his former teammates.
The 6-foot, 217-pound Ohio State product had been with the Ravens since 2007 and appeared in 14 games during that stretch. At one point he was thought to be the heir apparent to the starting job in Baltimore, but an injury sidelined him and the Joe Flacco era began instead.
He is a dual-threat under center and is known for his mobility when running the ball.