The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed C Jonathan Goodwin to a three-year deal. The team also announced they have signed LB Blake Costanzo to a one-year deal.
Goodwin (6-3, 318) was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. He has played in 132 games (60 starts) for both the Jets and the New Orleans Saints.
Goodwin signed with the Saints on March 27, 2006, after three seasons with the Jets (2002-05). A Columbia, SC, native, who played in 74 games (47 starts) for the Saints, he started every game at center over the past two seasons. Goodwin was a member of the Saints Super Bowl XLIV championship team and was selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl.
Goodwin starred collegiately at Michigan, earning All-Big 10 honors as a senior.
Costanzo (6-1, 235) has played in 45 games, notching 54 tackles, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries on special teams. He joins the 49ers after two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, where he was tutored by current 49ers assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Brad Seely, who coached the Browns special teams at the time. Costanzo saw action in all 16 games, notching 14 tackles, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble on special teams and was named selected to SI.com’s All-Pro team as a special teamer in 2009. In 2010, he played in 10 games and recorded seven tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams.
Costanzao originally signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and spent time with the Buffalo Bills from 2007-08, playing in 19 games and registering 33 special teams tackles, including a team-high 26 stops in 2008. He was claimed off waivers by Cleveland in June 2009.
Costanzo, 27-year old native of Franklin Lakes, NJ, starred collegiate at Lafayette College and finished his career with 307 tackles, 18 sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 12 passes defensed.
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