The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed C Chase Beeler, T Derek Hall, FS Mark LeGree, DB Cory Nelms, WR Kyle Nelson, TE Konrad Reuland and LB Michael Wilhoite to Reserve/Future contracts.
Beeler (6-3, 285) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011. He spent the entire season on the 49ers practice squad.
Hall (6-5, 307) spent the entire season on the 49ers practice squad after signing with San Francisco on July 27, 2011.
LeGree (6-0, 210) was originally a fifth round draft choice (156th overall) by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 NFL Draft and was later released following training camp. He then was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on September 21 and later released on October 5. LeGree signed with the 49ers on November 15 and was released on November 29.
Nelms (6-0, 195) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011. He remained on the 49ers practice squad the entire season. Nelms was awarded the Thomas Herrion Memorial Award, presented to the 49ers rookie or first-year player who best represents the dream of Thomas Herrion. The award is voted on by the coaches.
Nelson (6-3, 240) went undrafted out of New Mexico State and spent time with the New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs this season. He played tight end for the Aggies from 2007-10 and recorded 66 receptions for 559 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Reuland (6-4, 260) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011. He spent the entire season on the 49ers practice squad.
Wilhoite (6-0, 240) entered the NFL for the first time when he signed with the 49ers practice squad on December 14, 2011. He signed with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Wilhoite starred collegiately at Washburn University. He played in 44 games (35 starts), registered 211 tackles and three interceptions, and was named honorable mention All-MIAA, as a senior.
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