It's been hard to understand this season why Pierre Thomas has not had a job in the NFL considering he caught 45 passes last season. On Tuesday, he finally got a job.
The Niners later confirmed Thomas' signing in a release. Bush was officially placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move.
Thomas averaged 8.4 yards per catch last season and 4.9 yards per carry on 45 carries for the Saints. He's been one of the more underrated role-playing running backs of the last decade and specializes in the screen game. With Blaine Gabbert taking over at quarterback in San Francisco, look for the 49ers to build in as many "safe" throws in the offense as possible.