49ers re-sign LB Mark Nzeocha, release DE Cassius Marsh
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed linebacker Mark Nzeocha to a three-year contract and released defensive end Cassius Marsh.
Free Agency-49ers Capsule
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DB Jimmie Ward, WR Pierre Garcon, LB Mark Nzeocha, RB Alfred Morris, P Bradley Pinion, S Antone Exum, LS Kyle Nelson.
49ers’ Exum fined $53,482 by NFL for hit on Rams’ Woods
NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco 49ers safety Antone Exum Jr. was fined $53,482 by the NFL for his hit on Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods last Sunday.
Exum was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play in which he hit Woods in his midsection in the third quarter of the 49ers' 48-32 loss while breaking up a deep pass.
The Rams' Samson Ebukam was also fined $26,739 on Saturday for unnecessary roughness when he lowered his head to initiate contact on a tackle.
Nick Mullens to start at QB for 49ers against Raiders
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens will make his NFL debut as the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers against the Oakland Raiders.
The 49ers said Mullens will start Thursday night against Oakland after C.J. Beathard injured his right wrist last week. Beathard was unable to do much all week in practice, but will serve as the backup for the game against the Raiders.
49ers bring back DB Antone Exum Jr., put McKinnon on IR
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive back Antone Exum Jr. and offensive lineman Matt Tobin have signed one-year contracts with the San Francisco 49ers.
The team also announced Monday that safety Marcell Harris and running back Jerick McKinnon were placed on the season-ending injured reserve list. McKinnon tore the ACL in his right knee on the final play of practice Saturday, a big blow after he signed a four-year, $30 million contract in free agency.
49ers sign DB Antone Exum Jr. to 1-year deal
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive back Antone Exum Jr. to a one-year deal.
The 49ers announced the move Wednesday, one day after the team waived defensive back Trovon Reed.
Exum originally joined the 49ers last November. He played two games and started one, recording three tackles.
49ers sign DB Antone Exum Jr.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive back Antone Exum Jr. to a one-year contract.
San Francisco placed offensive lineman Garry Gilliam on injured reserve with a knee injury Tuesday to make room on the roster.
Exum played 27 games for Minnesota after being drafted in the sixth round in 2014. He spent all of last season on injured reserve and was waived by the Vikings in September.
Saints long snapper Zach Wood makes NFL debut vs. Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Wood will be the new long snapper for New Orleans, the sixth player the Saints have had at the position since the offseason began.
Wood was signed by the Saints in time to make his NFL debut on Monday night at Minnesota, replacing Jon Dorenbos, who was sidelined by a serious heart condition. Wood was in camp as a rookie last year with the Dallas Cowboys. He also played defensive end in college at SMU.
Vikings WR Treadwell back at practice after hamstring injury
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has returned to practice following a two-week absence caused by a hamstring injury.
Treadwell took his first turns in full-team drills on Tuesday since July 31, when he was last seen engaging in a scuffle with safety Antone Exum. Treadwell said he hopes to be able to play with the Vikings in their exhibition game at Seattle on Friday, but precaution could top eagerness in this case.