The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they have signed RB Ian Johnson to the practice squad. To make room for Johnson on the unit, the team released RB Xavier Omon.
Johnson (5-11, 212) was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and spent that entire season on the team’s practice squad. After being released by the Vikings during the final roster cuts in 2010, Johnson served on the practice squads of both the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions. He spent training camp with Detroit in 2011 prior to being released on September 3. A native of San Dimas, CA, Johnson starred collegiately at Boise State, where he was an All-American and semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award.
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