The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of CB Keith Smith to a one-year contract. The team also announced that WR Micheal Spurlock has been released.
Smith (5-11, 191) was originally selected in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. After spending five seasons with Detroit, he was released prior to the start of the 2009 season.
Smith has played in 71 career games (5 starts), registering 118 tackles, four interceptions, 14 passes defensed, one sack, one forced fumble and one touchdown.
A 29-year-old, native of Leesville, LA, Smith played collegiately at McNeese State.
Spurlock signed with the 49ers on January 23, 2009, after spending one season with the Arizona Cardinals and two with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He appeared in 11 career games (four with the 49ers) and totaled four receptions for 31 yards and 19 kickoff returns for 498 yards and one touchdown.
In addition, the 49ers have also released TE Carson Butler from the practice squad.