49ers Sign LB Long

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Friday that they have signed free agent LB Brandon Long to a two-year contract.

Long (6-3, 254), tallied 68 tackles in four seasons at Michigan State, including 11.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, in 43 career games. As a senior in 2008, Long was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media and had a career-high 39 tackles, including 5.5 sacks.

Long, a 23-year old from Canton, OH, attended Glen Oak High School where he finished his prep career with 274 tackles, 34 for losses and 24 sacks.

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