Ex-Cardinal Green gets chance with 49ers

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The 49ers made room on their roster for cornerback Eric Green by reaching an injury settlement with injured fullback Zak Keasey.

Green played with the Cardinals last season. The Dolphins released him Wednesday. A third-round choice of the Cardinals in 2005, Green has started at least eight games in each of the last three seasons. He gives the 49ers another corner with experience.

Green visited the 49ers as a free agent in March before signing with the Dolphins. Here is the Scouts Inc. report on Green:

Green is a four-year player who started nine games last year for the Cardinals. He's been in and out of the starting lineup every year so far and has yet to play all 16 games in a season. He's a good overall athlete with good size. He is more effective playing from an off position than up in bump and run. He has good foot quickness to pedal and gain depth in zones. He does a good job reacting to routes, reading the quarterback and keeping leverage on receivers.

Green understands zone discipline and spacing. He has good quickness to plant and drive with efficient footwork in transition. He shows good anticipation at times, but needs to stay focused and avoid the occasional lapses in concentration. His ball skills are average and he has only come up with two interceptions in four years.

In man coverage, he has good hips to turn and run, but lacks good deep speed or the ability to make up ground quickly. Some of the faster receivers in the league can separate vertically, if he has to turn and cover deep areas of the field. He gives good effort in run support, but still lacks some tackling technique to wrap up consistently.