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49ers Sign Safety Craig Dahl

Posted Mar 16, 2013

The 49ers signed former Rams safety Craig Dahl to a three-year contract.

The San Francisco 49ers signed S Craig Dahl to a three-year deal.

“We are pleased to announce the signing of Craig,” said 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke. “He is an experienced veteran with excellent intangibles, who has working knowledge of the NFC West.”

In five NFL seasons, Dahl (6-1, 212) has played in 70 games (42 starts), recording 335 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 10 passes defensed. Dahl spent the last four years with the St. Louis Rams, starting 40 of 61 games played. In 2012, he registered the first 100-tackle season of his career.

After originally entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the New York Giants in 2007, Dahl appeared in nine games during his time with the Giants. He later became an unrestricted free agent and signed with the St. Louis Rams on March 17, 2009.

Dahl, a 27–year-old native of Madison Lake, MN, starred collegiately at North Dakota State. He played in 43 games for the Bison and posted 238 tackles, seven interceptions, two sacks, and eight passes defensed.