The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they have placed WR Joshua Morgan on the Injured Reserve List and have signed WR Brett Swain to a one-year deal. The team has also released C Chase Beeler from the practice squad.
Morgan, originally a sixth round draft choice (174th overall) by the 49ers in the 2008 NFL Draft, had played in all five games this season, registering 15 receptions for 220 yards and one touchdown. Morgan has played in 49 career games (32 starts) and has tallied 131 receptions for 1,764 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Swain (6-0, 200) has played in 22 games (one start), recording six receptions for 72 yards. He was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round (217th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft, and was later released following training camp. Swain was signed to the Packers practice squad on 9/3/08 and then promoted to their active roster on 12/30/08. He spent the 2009-10 seasons on the Packers active roster. Swain re-signed with Green Bay on 7/30/11 and was released on 8/28/11.
A 26-year old native of Ashville, NC, Swain starred collegiately at San Diego State where he led the team with 58 receptions for 973 yards and five touchdowns, as a senior.
Beeler signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on 7/27/11 and was released following training camp. He was signed to San Francisco’s practice squad on 9/4/11.
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