The 49ers signed tight end Derek Carrier to the practice squad on Tuesday.
Carrier (6-foot-4, 241 pounds) originally entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders. He spent training camp with Oakland that year, and was later released on Aug. 31. Carrier was then added to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on Sept. 11, 2012, and was later signed by the Eagles on December 31 following the season. He was released by Philadelphia on Aug. 25, 2013.
A 23-year-old native of Edgerton, WI, Carrier attended Beloit (WI) College, where he appeared in 39 games and set school records with 189 receptions for 3,111 yards and 29 touchdowns. He earned All-Midwest Conference honors twice and was named WFCA Private College Player of the Year following his senior season.