The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday they have signed P Jeff Locke to a one-year deal and RB Raheem Mostert has signed his one-year exclusive rights tender.
Locke (6-0, 207) was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. In four seasons with the Vikings (2013-16), he appeared in 64 games where he registered 290 punts for 12,535 yards (43.2 average), a 38.7 net average and 101 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
Locke signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent on March 10, 2017. After spending training camp with the Colts, he was released by the team on August 28, 2017 and later signed with Detroit on September 12, 2017. He appeared in five games with the Lions and punted 27 times for 1,222 yards (45.3 average), a net average of 42.2 and 11 punts downed inside the 20-yard line before his release on October 24, 2017.
A 28-year-old native of Glendale, AZ, Locke attended UCLA, where he appeared in 53 games and finished his collegiate career ranked second in school history in punts (275), punting yards (12,163) and punting average (44.2). Locke was a three-time All-Pac 12 selection for the Bruins (First-Team – 2012; Second-Team – 2009-10).
Mostert (5-10, 197) was tendered a one-year contract as an exclusive rights free agent on March 9, 2018. He appeared in each of the team's first 11 games of the 2017 season and finished with six carries for 30 yards while adding a team-high eight special teams tackles.