The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, according Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.

McDaniel originally started with the New Orleans Saints but was released towards the end of the preseason.

McDaniel, 32, signed with the 49ers in mid-October and ended up racking up five tackles in four games.

McDaniel’s release is likely to create room for the returning defensive end Tank Carradine.