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49ers Sign TE Ryan



he San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that they signed veteran TE Sean Ryan. To make room on the 53-man roster for Ryan the 49ers waived FB David Kirtman.

Ryan (6-5, 260) was originally a fifth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys out of Boston College in 2004. He spent his first two NFL season in 2004 and 2005 alternating between the Dallas practice squad and 53-man roster and then was traded by Dallas to the New York Jets in August of 2006. After two seasons with the Jets, Ryan signed with Miami in the 2008 offseason. He made the Dolphins 53-man roster after training camp and saw action in the season-opener before being cut. He signed with New Orleans for one game later in September before being waived. He has played in 37 career games with six starts and has caught 11 passes for 97 yards.

Kirtman (6-0, 238) was signed by the 49ers from the San Diego practice squad after FB Zak Keasey was placed on injured reserve with a Biceps injury. He saw action on special teams for the 49ers vs. Seattle on October 26.

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