The San Francisco 49ers fired practice team quarterback Kurt Benkert ahead of the team’s trip to Colorado. The player delivered the message himself this morning.

“I really enjoyed this stay in Santa Clara,” wrote Benkert.

Today is a travel day for the Niners. You’ll board a plane bound for Denver and drive about an hour south to Colorado Springs. The team will begin training Thursday at the United States Air Force Academy to acclimate to the high altitude. On Sunday, the 49ers travel to Mexico City to face the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.

The 49ers initially signed Benkert on September 21 on the practice team. The team released the quarterback on October 12, but re-signed him on the practice team six days later.

Benkert joined the NFL on May 1, 2018 as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons. In his first four NFL seasons, which he spent with the Falcons (2018-20) and the Green Bay Packers (2021), Benkert appeared in one game and spent time between the practice teams and the active rosters of the two teams.