The San Francisco 49ers have signed six players to future reserve contracts.
The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson and linebacker Kevin Snyder to the team's practice squad.
Bethel-Thompson (6-3, 230) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Following his release from the team he spent time with the Miami Dolphins (2011) and Minnesota Vikings (2012) prior to being acquired off of waivers by San Francisco in 2013. He was later released by the 49ers on Nov. 26, 2013 and signed to the team's practice squad on Nov. 27, 2013 where he spent the remainder of the season. The 49ers then signed him to a reserve/future contract on Jan. 22, 2014 and later released him on Aug. 25, 2014. Bethel-Thompson then spent the remainder of the 2014 season between the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins practice squads. After spending training camp with the Dolphins in 2015, he was released by the team on Sept. 5, 2015, and spent a portion of the season on the practice squad prior to his release on Sept. 9.
A 27-year-old native of San Francisco, Calif., Bethel-Thompson spent three seasons at Sacramento State, after transferring from UCLA, where he appeared in 25 games (five starts). He attended Balboa High School where he earned first-team all-city, player of the year, and all-metro honors after throwing for 2,100 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior.
Snyder (6-2, 240) originally signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2015. He was placed on the Injured Reserve List on Aug. 25 and later waived on Oct. 13.
A 23-year-old native of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Snyder attended the University of Rutgers where he appeared in 51 games and registered 229 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 10 passes defensed.