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49ers Agree to Terms with Seven Free Agents

Posted Mar 9, 2017

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with WR Pierre Garçon, WR Marquise Goodwin, QB Brian Hoyer, FB Kyle Jusczyk, TE Logan Paulsen, LB Malcolm Smith and K Robbie Gould.



The San Francisco 49ers announced they have agreed to terms with the following seven free agents:

 

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



Abridged player bios below:


Garçon (6-0, 211) was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. Throughout his nine-year NFL career with the Colts (2008-11) and Washington Redskins (2012-16), he has appeared in 132 games (115 starts) and registered 564 receptions for 7,068 yards and 37 touchdowns. Garçon has also started all six postseason games in which he has appeared and tallied 35 receptions for 483 yards and three touchdowns in those contests.

Last season, Garçon started all 16 games with Washington, registering 79 receptions for 1,041 yards and three touchdowns. That marked the second time in his career that he finished a season with 1,000-or-more receiving yards. In 2013, when current 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan served as Washington’s offensive coordinator, he finished with career highs in receptions (113) and receiving yards (1,346), while adding five touchdowns. His 113 receptions that season led the NFL and set the Washington franchise record for most receptions in a single season.


Goodwin (5-9, 179) was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round (78th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. During his four-year career in Buffalo, he appeared in 39 games (10 starts) and registered 49 receptions for 780 yards and six touchdowns. In 2016, Goodwin set career highs in receptions (29) and receiving yards (431) while tying a career high with three touchdowns.

A member of the 2012 United States Olympic team, Goodwin was a two-time NCAA long jump champion, seven-time All-American and five-time Big 12 champion in the long jump during his career at the University of Texas.


Gould (6-0, 190) originally signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2005, was waived by the team, and later signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. Following his release from Baltimore, he signed with the Chicago Bears on October 8, 2005, where he went on to spend the next 11 seasons. After his release from the Bears on September 4, 2016, he signed with the New York Giants on October 20, 2016, where he spent the remainder of the season. Last season, he made each of his 10 field goal attempts and 20 of 23 extra point attempts for the Giants.

Throughout his 11 seasons in Chicago, he made 276 of 333 field goal attempts (85.9 percent). He left the Bears as the franchise leader in field goals made (276), field goal percentage (85.9), field goals made from 50-or-more yards (23) and total points scored (1,207).


Hoyer (6-2, 215), an eight-year veteran, has appeared in 49 games (31 starts) and completed 714 of 1,199 attempts (59.5 percent) for 8,608 yards, 44 touchdowns and a passer rating of 84.8.

In 2014, when current 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns, Hoyer appeared in 14 games (13 starts) and completed 242 of 438 attempts (55.3 percent) for a career-high 3,326 yards and 12 touchdowns, while leading the NFL with an average of 13.74 yards per completion. Last season, Hoyer appeared in six games (five starts) with the Chicago Bears, completing 134 of 200 attempts (67.0 percent) for 1,445 yards, six touchdowns and a passer rating of 98.0.


Juszczyk [pronounced YOOZ-check] (6-1, 240) was originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. In his four seasons with the Ravens (2013-16), he appeared in all 64 games (32 starts) and registered 97 receptions for 769 yards and five touchdowns. Last season, Juszczyk appeared in all 16 games (seven starts) and tallied 37 receptions for 266 yards and was selected to the Pro Bowl.

A 25-year-old native of Medina, OH, Juszczyk attended Harvard University (2009-12) where he finished with 125 receptions for 1,576 yards (12.6 average) and 22 touchdowns. He earned First-Team All-America honors (2012) and Second-Team All-America honors (2011) for the Crimson.


Paulsen (6-5, 268) originally signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2010. In six years with Washington (2010-15), he appeared in 75 games (42 starts) and registered 79 receptions for 801 yards and six touchdowns. He signed with the Chicago Bears on September 4, 2016, and saw action in all 16 games (12 starts) for the fifth time in his career.

Working with Shanahan in Washington in 2013, Paulsen registered career highs in receptions (28) and receiving touchdowns (three).


Smith (6-0, 225) was originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. A six-year veteran, he has played in 88 career games (46 starts) and registered 363 tackles, seven forced fumbles, 6.0 sacks, four interceptions and one fumble recovery. Smith has also appeared in nine postseason games (three starts) and totaled 30 tackles, two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, and one forced fumble. He helped the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in 2013 and 2014, and was named MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII after recording nine tackles, one fumble recovery and a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Smith spent the past two seasons (2015-16) with the Oakland Raiders, where he appeared in 31 games (30 starts) and registered 258 tackles, 4.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He led the Raiders in tackles during both of his years in Oakland and registered a career-high 143 tackles in 2015.


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