49ers Announce a Pair of Roster Moves

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have signed cornerback Leon Hall and defensive lineman Datone Jones to one-year deals. In order to make room on the roster, the team has waived defensive lineman Xavier Cooper and released tight end Logan Paulsen.

Hall (5-11, 195), who originally signed with the team on October 10, 2017, was inactive for San Francisco's Week 6 game against the Washington Redskins and released on October 19.

Jones (6-5, 288) was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round (26th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. In four years with Green Bay (2013-16), he appeared in 59 games (seven starts) and registered 104 tackles, 9.0 sacks, seven passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Jones also appeared in eight postseason contests for the Packers and tallied eight tackles one fumble recovery and 0.5 sack.

Jones signed with the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent on March 14, 2017 and was later released on September 8. He then signed with the Detroit Lions on October 10 and was released on October 18.

A 27-year-old native of Compton, CA, Jones attended UCLA where he appeared in 51 games (43 starts) and registered 148 tackles, 13.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. As a senior in 2012, he earned Second-Team All-Pac 12 honors after finishing with 62 tackles and 6.5 sacks. Cooper (6-4, 300) originally joined San Francisco after the team claimed him off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on September 3, 2017. He appeared in five games this season and registered seven tackles and 0.5 sack. Paulsen (6-5, 268) appeared in each of the team's seven games this season.

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