The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed LB Alex Hoffman-Ellis to the practice squad. To make room for Hoffman-Ellis, the team also announced that they have released S Eddie Whitley.
Hoffman-Ellis (6-0, 232) originally signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2012, and was later released following training camp.
A 23-year old native of Los Angeles, CA, Hoffman-Ellis played at Washington State where he appeared in 35 games (33 starts) and tallied 253 tackles, 5.0 sacks and four interceptions, in his career. As a senior, he earned Second-Team All-Pac 12 honors.
Whitley was signed to the 49ers practice squad on November 30, 2012.
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