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49ers sign seven free agents as roster rebuild kicks off

Mar 9, 2017 at 5:32 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of seven free agents on Thursday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan, general manager John Lynch, and the newly-signed players will meet with the media on Friday at 1 p.m. Pacific at Levi's Stadium.

Below is a list of the players signed by the 49ers on the first day of free agency.

Name Position Contract Length
Pierre Garçon WR Five Years
Marquise Goodwin WR Two Years
Robbie Gould K Two Years
Brian Hoyer QB Two Years
Kyle Juszczyk FB Four Years
Logan Paulsen TE One Year
Malcolm Smith LB Five Years

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WR Pierre Garçon


Garçon's best season came in 2013 with Washington when he caught 113 passes for 1,346 yards and five touchdowns. That was the last of two seasons that Garçon spent with Shanahan as his offensive coordinator.

Garçon will be 31 when the 2017 season kicks off, but he is coming off his second career 1,000-plus-yard season. In 2016, he had 79 receptions for 1,041 yards and three touchdowns.

WR Marquise Goodwin


The speedy Goodwin spent his entire career with Buffalo, who drafted the receiver in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Last season, he appeared in 15 games – starting nine – and had 29 receptions for 431 yards and three touchdowns for the Bills.

K Robbie Gould


Gould, who was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2005, has also spent time with the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, and New York Giants. Over his career, he has completed 85.6-percent of his field goal attempts, making 280 of 327.

QB Brian Hoyer


Hoyer, an eight-year veteran, started 14 games while current 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator for a season (2014) in Cleveland. That year, Hoyer passed for a career-high 3,326 yards, completing 55.3 percent of his passes and throwing 12 touchdowns compared to 13 interceptions. Over the past three seasons, Hoyer has passed for 7,377 yards, 37 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions through 31 games.

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FB Kyle Juszczyk


Juszczyk, who turns 26 in April, was a fourth-round selection out of Harvard by Baltimore in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was selected to the Pro Bowl last season and was a 2016 First-Team All-Pro. Juszczyk has been a capable receiver as well. He has 97 catches for 769 yards and five touchdowns since 2014.

TE Logan Paulsen


Paulsen spent four years (2010-2013) with current 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan with the Washington Redskins. Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Washington at the time. Chicago signed Paulsen to their active roster on September 4, 2016.

Paulsen was signed out of UCLA by Washington as an undrafted free agent in 2010. In six NFL seasons (Paulsen missed 2015 due to injury), he has 82 catches for 816 yards and six touchdowns.

LB Malcolm Smith


Smith, 27, was a seventh-round selection out of the University of Southern California by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011. He won Super Bowl XLVIII with Seattle and was voted the MVP of the game.

In March of 2015, Smith signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Raiders. Smith played in 31 games – starting 30 – over the past two seasons in Oakland. During that timeframe, he had 225 tackles, four sacks, nine passes defended, two interceptions, and four forced fumbles.





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