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49ers Sign LBs Applewhite and Grant

Posted by Scott Kegley on July 31, 2011 – 7:26 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed LB Antwan Applewhite and LB Larry Grant, both to one-year deals.

Applewhite (6-3, 258) originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2008. He has played in 31 games (13 starts), recording 68 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed. In 2010, Applewhite played in 16 games (13 starts) and set career highs in tackles (48), sacks (3.0) and forced fumbles (two).

Applewhite, a 25-year old native of Los Angeles, CA, starred collegiately at San Diego State where he earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference as a junior.

Grant (6-1, 251) originally entered the league as a seventh round draft choice by the 49ers in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was signed to the 49ers practice squad following training camp. Grant was signed to the St. Louis Rams active roster on November 26, 2008, and was released by St. Louis on July 30, 2011. He has played in 34 games (eight starts) and has registered 48 tackles, 3.0 sacks and three forced fumbles in his three-year career.

Grant, a 26-year old native of Santa Rosa, CA, began his collegiate career at City College of San Francisco before transferring to Ohio State.


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49ers S Spillman Signs Tender

Posted by Taylor Price on July 30, 2011 – 6:24 PM

The San Francisco 49ers today announced that S C.J. Spillman has signed a one-year deal. The team tendered a one-year contract to exclusive rights free agent Spillman on March 2.

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49ers Sign K David Akers

Posted by Taylor Price on July 30, 2011 – 5:50 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Saturday that they have signed K David Akers to a three-year deal.

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49ers Release Nate Clements

Posted by Taylor Price on July 30, 2011 – 5:47 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Saturday that they have released CB Nate Clements.

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Walsh’s Legacy Continues with 49ers

Posted by Taylor Price on July 30, 2011 – 11:34 AM



With Saturday, July 30, marking the four-year anniversary of the passing of legendary 49ers Hall of Fame Coach Bill Walsh, the 49ers would like to recognize the legendary coach’s legacy and lasting impact on the organization as training camp continues.

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49ers Sign FB Corcoran

Posted by Taylor Price on July 30, 2011 – 11:20 AM

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Saturday they have signed FB Jack Corcoran to a three-year deal.

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49ers Sign McDonald, Smith and Wragge

Posted by Scott Kegley on July 29, 2011 – 3:38 PM

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed DT Ray McDonald to a five-year deal. QB Alex Smith and G/C Tony Wragge were both signed to one-year deals.

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Three Players Placed on PUP, Carr Released

Posted by Scott Kegley on July 29, 2011 – 8:18 AM

The San Francisco 49ers announced that the following players have been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list: WR Michael Crabtree, FB Bruce Miller and WR Dominique Zeigler. Players placed on the physically unable to perform list count against the 90-man roster limit and can be activated at any time prior to the final cuts of training camp.

The team also announced it has released QB David Carr.

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49ers Sign QB Bethel-Thompson

Posted by Taylor Price on July 28, 2011 – 4:09 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have signed QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson.

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49ers Sign Remaining Draft Picks

Posted by Taylor Price on July 28, 2011 – 8:14 AM

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have signed first round draft pick LB Aldon Smith (pictured above) to a four-year contract that contains a club option for a fifth year.

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