The San Francisco 49ers have signed six players to future reserve contracts.
The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday announced that they have signed center Brian Folkerts and wide receiver Andrew Turzilli to the team's practice squad.
Folkerts (6-4, 310) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by New Orleans on May 7, 2012. He was waived by the Saints on Aug. 27, 2012, later signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on Sept. 3, 2012, and was waived the following day. On May 13, 2013, he signed with the Carolina Panthers, was waived by the team on Sept. 19, 2013, and later signed with the team's practice squad on Sept. 21, 2013. After being promoted to the team's active roster on Oct. 9, 2013, he appeared in 10 games with the Panthers. In 2014, he saw action in 16 regular season games and both postseason contests. He was released by Carolina on Sept. 5, 2015.
A 25-year-old native of Florissant, MO, Folkerts played collegiately at Washburn University where he appeared in 44 games (39 starts) and earned First-team All-MIAA honors as a senior, in 2011.
Turzilli (6-4,195) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans on May 11, 2015. He was released by the team on September 3.
A 24-year-old native of Butler, NJ, Turzilli played three seasons (2011-13) at the University of Kansas before transferring to Rutgers University for his final year of eligibility in 2014. He registered 10 receptions for 347 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games (four starts) as a senior with the Scarlet Knights.