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The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly bringing in former New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall for a workout Wednesday. USA TODAY Sports/ Jeff Hanisch

49ers Working Out DBs Leon Hall, Jairus Byrd Wednesday (REPORT)

The San Francisco 49ers are looking to add some competition to their secondary ahead of training camp and are reportedly working out former Bengals and Giants cornerback Leon Hall and former Bills and Saints safety Jairus Byrd Wednesday.

Hall, 32, signed a one-year deal with Giants last August, and proved in 2016 that he can still make an impact in the league. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound corner spent a majority of his sole season in New York in the slot and amassed 31 tackles, two passes defended, two sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble in 12 games.

The 10-year veteran and former first-round pick spent his first nine seasons in the NFL with Cincinnati, and would at minimum give San Francisco a veteran presence and depth at the cornerback position.

The 49ers aren’t only looking to add some depth and competition at the cornerback position ahead of training camp, as they are also brining in Buffalo’s 2009 second-round pick, Jairus Byrd, for a workout Wednesday.

The 5-foot-10, 203-pound safety spent the past three seasons in New Orleans but was cut from the team this offseason. Byrd, 30, missed 15 games in his first two seasons in the Big Easy due to injuries, but made it through a full 16-game slate for the first time since 2012 last season.

The nine-year veteran free agent recorded 82 tackles, three passes defended, two tackles for a loss, and two interceptions in his final season in New Orleans.

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