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49ers Sign Paulescu; Activate Zeigler

Posted by Taylor Price on August 22, 2011 – 3:05 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have signed P Sam Paulescu and activated WR Dominique Zeigler from the physically unable to perform list. The team also announced they have waived QB Jeremiah Masoli and K Fabrizio Scaccia.

Paulescu (6-0, 189) has played in 20 NFL games, registering 102 punts for 4,306 yards, a gross average of 42.2 yards and a net average of 35.5 yards. He has also downed 25 punts inside the 20 yard line. Paulescu originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2007 and has also played with Denver Broncos (2007), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009) and Washington Redskins (2009-10).

A 27-year old native of Los Angeles, CA, Paulescu starred collegiately at Oregon State and earned first-team All-Pac 10 honors as a senior, in 2006.

Paulescu will be wearing No. 3.

Zeigler had been placed on the physically unable to perform list on July 28.

Masoli was signed as an undrafted free agent on July 27 and appeared in one preseason game.

Scaccia was signed to the 49ers practice squad on December 21, 2010, and was signed to a future contract on January 5, 2011.

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27 Responses to “49ers Sign Paulescu; Activate Zeigler”

  1. By Jerry on Aug 22, 2011 | Reply


  2. By Ryan on Aug 22, 2011 | Reply

    What’s the status on Andy Lee?

  3. By Earl on Aug 22, 2011 | Reply

    WOW…..no comment , Dont put Masoli out, his way better then alex

  4. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 22, 2011 | Reply


  5. By JR on Aug 22, 2011 | Reply

    WOW, We never got a chance to see what Masoli could do. We saw and know what Smith can do, lol. Kap too. McCown well sill scratching my head on that one.

  6. By pekelo44 on Aug 22, 2011 | Reply

    I seen Masoli play, I mean put his head down and get rushed. He gave up the first play he was called to do and failed. We got no time to start over and teach a qb how to be a qb. Call back Nate Davis. He knows what to do even if it’s what he thinks should be done.

  7. By rob on Aug 22, 2011 | Reply

    sorry to see Masoli go! should of let him play more than last 2 minutes in 1 preseason game against Raiders. He has talent but now niner fans wont get to see that now.

  8. By abe37 on Aug 22, 2011 | Reply

    I wonder If braylon edwards gets his #17 back?

  9. By Armando Garcia on Aug 22, 2011 | Reply

    Hey! what the hell! ESPN reported on Saturdays sportcenter that Alex smith once again struggled in the game against the raiders. What game were they watching? I think he did very good and will only get better.. Go niners P.S I’m getting pretty tired of ESPN biased announcing/favortism

  10. By porter9er4life on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    Alex will have a breakout year due to edwards and the run game opening up the rest of the wideouts like crabtree, davis, morgan, and walker. Its going to be fun to watch there going to be explosive.

  11. By d.train on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply


  12. By BaySic49 on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply


  13. By 49erfaithful on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    I attended alot of practices in Santa Clara and Masoli was the shortest person on the field.. barely get a throw off over the O-line. he is nothing close to Kap or Smith.. hell even Bethel-Thomas looked pretty good the QB from the Sabercats. Trust me Masoli was garbage

  14. By mata on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    clinton portis?

  15. By RIzwan5 on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    Why everyone whinning about Masoli is too short to a QB, I would like to see him as RB because he have the size for that but QB no and i would like to Bethel in the game and see if he can be a future but Kap only need one year under his belt and he be ready. Im sure of it.

  16. By Brent on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    What do we need Portis for. Gore, Dixon, Hunter, and Omon make up the best backfield in the NFL right now. Sure, bring in Portis but the most he’ll see is special teams.

  17. By baustin on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    masoli is a bumb are season rides on the shoulders of alex plain and simple, and portis yeah thats what we need a washed up runnin back. you people call yourself 49ers fan and ur hopes and dreams are with masoli or a portis signing pathetic.

  18. By John Perez on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    GORE’S THE MAN!!!!

  19. By Adrian on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    I think every body on this team will step up an help this team make the playoff this year. we have a lot of good players…..GO 4ERS

  20. By Shaun on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    Kendall Hunter is such a great addition!He reminds me of Felix Jones.Alot of people are saying Sproles,but he shyed away from contact.Hunter can take it and give.Gives us that breakaway spead we need in the backfield.I feel you will have to game plan for him.

  21. By cbking on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    feeling good about the niners once again, hope im not teased like so many years before! GOOO NINERS!!!!

  22. By porter9er4life on Aug 24, 2011 | Reply

    I like the d going t. a 3-4 like the steerlers they have been one of the best defenses in the league for sometime now, Now we have, i would say a better offense than the steelers when they won the SB. WE R GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS and i see SB in the future WITH ALEX SMITH………..

  23. By Corvin Lewis on Aug 25, 2011 | Reply

    I have been watching the NFL channel for some time now because they said that they covred 32 team campsi in pre-season. They must have forgot teams on the west coast, because I never did see the 49ers spring training camp. All I saw mostly was the Eagles, Jets, Ravens and Falcons, etc. And I watched everyday hoping.

  24. By NY49er on Aug 25, 2011 | Reply

    i feel so bad for this kid it was his dream to play for them…..good luck masoli!!!

  25. By hercboy on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    if we dont get rid of alex smith the season is lost period ……. how many chances do a bum get!!!!!!!!!!!!! cmon!!!!!!!!!

  26. By hercboy on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    alex smith is pure garbage from a real 49er fan

  27. By jrparker on Sep 1, 2011 | Reply

    Alex Smith has been plagued for most of his career by a weak offensive line, terrible coaching and other then Crabtree, just average or below average wide receivers. And the only quarterback out there that I believe could have taken us to the playoffs with what we had is Payton Manning. Now that we have a real coach and our offensive line is improving and our offense has more weapons, we have a chance and so does Smith.

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