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49ers Sign LB Eric Bakhtiari

Posted by Taylor Price on December 12, 2012 – 9:42 AM

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year contract.

Bakhtiari (6-3, 250) rejoins the 49ers after appearing in three games earlier this season. He spent the 2012 training camp with the 49ers before being released on 8/31.

Bakhtiari has spent time on the practice squads of the Kansas City Chiefs (2010-11), Cleveland Browns (2010), Miami Dolphins (2010), 49ers (2010, 2008), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009), Tennessee Titans (2009) and the Chargers (2008). He was signed to the Titans active roster on 12/12/09 and played in three games, posting six special teams tackles, in 2009. Bakhtiari was released by the Titans at the end of training camp on 9/4/10. He originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2008.

Bakhtiari, a 27-year old native of San Mateo, CA, played at the University of San Diego, where he was a two-time Pioneer League Defensive Player of the Year (2006-07) and three-time first-team All-PFL (2005-07). His head coach in 2006 was 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.


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6 Responses to “49ers Sign LB Eric Bakhtiari”

  1. By johninchina on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    good choice to replace Dobbs; hope he gets some special teams playing time this weekend and next against the Seahawks and into the playoffs ! he impresses with his energy and desire to win . . . goooooo niners !!!

  2. By Mike on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    This cat plays like he is on fire. I’m glad that he is back with the Niners!

  3. By HMW on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    hope he can stick this time

  4. By Gary Siegalkoff on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    After seeing him perform in pre-season, I could not believe he did not make the team…..I am very happy he is back and help us go to the end……………

  5. By dre on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    he has a beast of Lb around him which should him excel and make great plays..

  6. By AnthonyA on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Was also surprised he didn’t make the team after seeing him in preseason. Should be at least a good special teams addtn

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