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49ers Announce Several Roster Moves

Posted May 2, 2017

The 49ers have signed two NFL veterans and released several players from the roster.

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have signed center Tim Barnes and offensive lineman Brandon Fusco to one-year deals and have released the following 13 players:




Alex Balducci


Marcus Ball


Carl Bradford


Jayson DiManche


Je’Ron Hamm


Chris Harper


Wynton McManis


Brock Miller


Zach Moore


Mike Purcell


Eric Rogers


JaCorey Shepherd


Shayne Skov



Barnes (6-4, 300) originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens on July 28, 2011. Following his release from Baltimore on September 3, 2011, he was signed to the St. Louis Rams practice squad on September 13, 2011, where he spent the remainder of the season. Over the next five seasons with the Rams (2012-16), he appeared in 77 games (36 starts), including starts in all 32 games at center over the past two years (2015-16).

A 28-year-old native of Longwood, MO, Barnes played collegiately at the University of Missouri from 2006-10 where he appeared in 46 games and earned First-Team All-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2010.

Fusco (6-4, 306) was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. In six seasons with the Vikings (2011-16), he appeared in 67 regular season games (64 starts), while also starting two postseason games. In 2016, he started in all 14 games he appeared in at right guard.

A 28-year-old native of Cranberry Township, PA, Fusco played collegiately at Slippery Rock University from 2006-10, starting in 44 games. At Slippery Rock, he was the winner of the Gene Upshaw Award, recognized as the top Division II offensive lineman, and the Division II Rimington Award.

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