49ers sign S Vinnie Sunseri to the practice squad

Nov 1, 2016 at 9:46 AM--


The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have signed S Vinnie Sunseri to the team's practice squad. According to Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group, Sunseri has a history of knee injuries including a torn ACL suffered in college. He fills the spot left vacant by the promotion of RB DuJuan Harris to the active roster.

The team released the following information about Sunseri:

Sunseri (6-0, 210) was originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 5th round (167th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama. He saw action in nine games for the Saints in 2014 where he registered five tackles on defense and six tackles on special teams. After missing the entire 2015 season, he was released by New Orleans on April 25, 2016 and then signed with the New England Patriots on July 24, 2016. Following his release from the Patriots on September 3, he was added to the team's practice squad on September 6 and was later released on October 24.

At the University of Alabama, Sunseri appeared in 34 games (14 starts) where he registered 105 tackles, 12 passes defensed, four interceptions, 1.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.


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