2. Baltimore Ravens sign former 49ers CB Tre Swilling
The first transaction completed by the Ravens on Tuesday after losing Harmon without having the ability to do anything to retain him was signing a secondary reinforcement.
That's why the franchise jumped at the opportunity of landing former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tre Swilling, who was cut but the Niners a few days ago after joining the organization at the start of the season.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network first reported the news pointing out Swilling's contributions to the 49ers (played in two games) and his long link to the league via his father.
Tre is, in fact, the son of Pat Swilling, who went on to claim the 1991 Defensive Player of the Year award as well as getting named an NFL All-Pro linebacker throughout his career.
Tre Swilling, still a young 24-year-old cornerback, played most recently for the 49ers this season after entering the NFL as a UDFA out of Georgia Tech in 2022. Swilling was signed by the Titans following last year's draft but he couldn't crack the squad after training camp.
The cornerback moved to New Orleans before going all the way to the West for his first sting in Frisco at the end of last season as he got moved up and down the active roster and the practice squad to not much fanfare.
Swilling finally made his NFL debut this season, although he only featured in special-team plays with the Niners against the Rams and the Giants logging 33 snaps.
The Ravens' reasons for signing Swilling are probably the loss of Harmon as well as the recent injuries suffered by Daryl Worley and Jalyn Armour-Davis, as well as the placement of Ar'Darius Washington on IR.