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49ers Sign TE Curtis and CB Smith


The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have signed TE Tony Curtis and CB Keith Smith to future contracts.

Curtis (6-5, 251) was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Dallas Cowboys out of Portland State in 2005. He went on to play in 36 games (six starts) in three seasons with Dallas, recording 11 catches for 50 yards and three touchdowns. Curtis also gained playing experience overseas, seeing action in nine games (four starts) as a member of the Cologne Centurions in 2007. In 2009, he spent three games (Weeks 3-5) on the Baltimore Ravens active roster, but was inactive for each contest.

Curtis, a 26-year old native of Seaside, CA, played in 22 games in two seasons at Portland State after transferring from Fresno (CA) Community College.

Smith (5-11, 191) rejoins the 49ers after spending eight weeks on San Francisco's active roster in 2009. He saw action in three games for San Francisco, recording two tackles and five special teams stops.

Smith 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. He 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.

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