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49ers Cut Former Packers Quarterback On Tuesday

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Kurt Benkert, the journeyman NFL quarterback who has gained a following as an e-sports player, will be looking for a new team.

Benkert tweeted Tuesday that he's been released by the San Francisco 49ers. 

Benkert had been a member of the 49ers' practice squad this season. He previously spent three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and one with the Green Bay Packers.

"I've been released by the 49ers," Benkert tweeted. "Really enjoyed this stint in Santa Clara. The journey continues."

Benkert, who started for Virginia in 2016 and 2017, only appeared in one NFL game, taking a pair of kneel-downs at the end of a Packers win over the Chicago Bears last season.

One fan had fun with the fact that Benkert broke his own transaction news.

Benkert has also pursued a professional career in another sport. In April, he signed with SpaceStation Gaming as a content creator and alternate for their Halo Infinite Team.

It appears Benkert will keep trying to play professional football, but at least he has a backup plan in place his NFL career is over.