Pierre Thomas anticipated demand for his services earlier this year, when he turned down an offer from the Texans.
Now, when he finds work, it doesn’t last long.
The 49ers announced they released the 30-year-old Thomas to make way for the previously reported signing of running back Travaris Cadet.
Thomas was only with the 49ers for one game, coming in as injuries decimated their backfield. He had four carries for 12 yards against the Falcons.
But while he was productive in his last season with the Saints (4.9 yards per carry and 45 receptions), something is keeping him from keeping a job now.