49ers add a tackle off waivers

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Last Friday brought the news that 49ers tackle Anthony Davis won’t be playing for the team in 2015.

This Friday finds the 49ers adding a tackle to their roster. The team announced that they have claimed Sean Hooey off of waivers from the Jets.

Hooey gives the team depth as they head toward training camp, but there hasn’t been much evidence that he’ll wind up on the 53-man roster in September. He spent all of 2013 and part of last season on the Rams practice squad before signing with the Jets this offseason. He was waived this week and the Jets added former Saints tackle Charles Brown on Friday.

Erik Pears stepped into Davis’s spot at right tackle during this week’s minicamp, although the 49ers won’t rule out other possibilities for the position at this point.