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49ers Place DT Balmer on IR


The San Francisco 49ers announced they have placed DT Kentwan Balmer on the Injured Reserve List. In addition, the team has signed DT Baraka Atkins.

Balmer underwent successful shoulder surgery this morning at Stanford Hospital.

Atkins (6-4, 268) originally entered the NFL as a fourth round draft pick (120th overall) of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2007 Draft. He has played in 21 career games and recorded 28 tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and one pass defensed. Atkins was released by the Seahawks in September.

Atkins, a 25-year-old native of Sarasota, FL, played collegiately at Miami (FL).

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