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.
McDonald (6-3, 290) enters his fifth NFL season after being selected in the third round (97th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He has played in 56 games (nine starts), registering 155 tackles, five sacks, one interception (returned for a touchdown), two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) and seven passes defensed. McDonald has also tallied two blocked field goals and one blocked extra point.
In 2010, McDonald played in all 16 games, notching 57 tackles, one interception and two passes defensed. In 2009, he recorded 29 tackles, a career-high three sacks, two fumble recoveries (returning one for a touchdown), one blocked field goal and one blocked extra point. Since 2009, McDonald is one of only three NFL defensive linemen to score two touchdowns.
McDonald played in 15 games (9 starts) in 2008, registering a career-high 58 tackles, one sack and five passes defensed. As a rookie in 2007, he played in 9 games, notching 11 tackles and one sack.
The 26-year old native of Belle Glade, FL, starred collegiately at Florida.
Smith (6-4, 217) enters his seventh NFL season after being selected in the first round (1st overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. In 2010, he played in 11 games (10 starts), completing 204 of 342 passes for 2,370 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for an overall passer rating of 82.1. Smith had a passer rating of over 80.0 in seven of those contests, which included four games with a passer rating of over 90.0. He suffered a shoulder injury to his non-throwing arm midway through the season.
In 2009, Smith played in 11 games (10 starts), completing 225 of 372 passes for 2,350 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for a passer rating of 81.5. In his first action in nearly two years due to injury, Smith took the field in the second half at Houston (10/25) and completed 15 of 22 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns. He recorded a passer rating of over 95.0 in five contests.
Smith spent the entire 2008 season on Injured Reserve after re-injuring his throwing shoulder in practice three days prior to the season opener. He originally suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder three games into the 2007 season against the Seattle Seahawks after starting the year 2-0. He later battled through the injury before being placed on Injured Reserve.
In 2006, Smith became the first quarterback in 49ers history to take every snap over the course of a season. He finished the year completing 257 passes on 442 attempts for 2,890 passing yards with 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. A year prior, Smith became the first rookie to start at quarterback for the 49ers since QB Jim Druckenmiller (at StL, 9/7/97). Smith saw action in nine games with seven starts during his rookie campaign.
Wragge (6-4, 310) enters his seventh NFL season after originally entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2002 with the Arizona Cardinals. After spending his first two seasons in Arizona, he joined the 49ers during the 2005 season. Wragge has played in 68 games (15 starts).
Wragge has seen action at every position except right tackle throughout his career. In 2010, he played in 15 games, seeing action at center, right guard and left tackle as well as on special teams. Wragge saw action in 15 games, playing right guard and on special teams in 2009. In 2008, he played in all 16 games, starting the first 10 contests at right guard. In 2007, Wragge played in eight games, serving as a reserve offensive lineman. He saw action in 14 games (4 starts) in 2006, making two starts at left guard and two starts at center.
Following the 2005 season, Wragge was allocated to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, he played for current 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, who was the Fire’s head coach at the time.
The 32-year old native of Creighton, NE, played at New Mexico State, where he earned All-Sun Belt honors twice.
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