On Saturday, the 49ers officially announced two new additions to their roster. Receiver Willie Snead and offensive lineman Jordan Mills were signed and joined the club for Saturday’s practice. The signing of Snead became known on Friday.
Mills and Snead will fill two spots in the roster recently vacated by tight end Jordan Matthews and wide receiver Tayseer Mack. Matthews suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear at the end of the season. Mac was released immediately.
Sneed gives the team the WR depth they need with the departure of Mack and veteran Marcus Johnson on concussion protocol. The 29-year-old veteran has 279 catches for 3,341 yards and 16 touchdowns in his seven-year NFL career with the Saints, Ravens, Panthers and Raiders.
Mills, 31, was drafted in the fifth round by the Bears in 2013. The nine-year NFL veteran started in 87 of the 100 games he played for the Bears, Bills, Cardinals and Saints. He’s played exclusively offensively in his career, so his addition could prevent another step in San Francisco’s offensive line.
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