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49ers Sign LB Dan Skuta


The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed LB Dan Skuta to a two-year contract.

"We are pleased to be adding Dan to our roster," said 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke. "He is an established special teams player and versatile linebacker who fits our system very well."

Skuta (6-2, 250) originally signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2009. He was signed to the Bengals practice squad following training camp before being signed to the team's active roster on October 8, 2009.

In his four-year career, Skuta has played in 56 games (four starts) and has tallied 56 special teams tackles and one forced fumble. On defense, he has added 48 tackles, one force fumble, 0.5 sack and one pass defensed. In 2012, Skuta led the Bengals with 17 special teams tackles.

A 26-year-old native of Flint, MI, Skuta attended Grand Valley State where he helped lead his teams to a four-year record of 51-2 and two national titles. As a senior, he earned First-Team All-America NCAA Division II honors.

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