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49ers Sign LB Joseph

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed LB Alex Joseph off the Carolina Panthers practice squad.

Joseph (6-2, 240) originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Green Bay Packers on April 30, 2010 and was released at the end of training camp. He was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad in late September only to be released at the end of October. Joseph then signed with the Carolina Panthers practice squad.

Joseph, a 22-year-old native of Stamford, CT, played collegiately at Temple University, where he earned third-team All-Mid-American Conference honors and 2009 George M. Illman Award for Leadership.

Joseph will be wearing No. 58.

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