Today, the San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of six players including; DT Lamar Divens, WR Ricardo Lockette, G Al Netter, LB Nate Stupar, G Wayne Tribue, and T Kenny Wiggins to Reserve/Future contracts.
Many of the players including Lockette travel with the team while warming up before games. Lockette was initially signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free-agent in 2011. He attended college at Fort Valley State University where he amassed 23 catches for 262 yards and one touchdown. However, it was his blurring speed that caught the college scouts attention. During the 2011 NFL combine, Lockette matched the best 40 time by a wide receiver running a blazing 4.37.
Divens broke into the league as an undrafted free-agent as well, signing with the San Diego Chargers in 2008. Unlike Lockette, Divens bounced around many teams before settling in San Francisco. He previously played for the Chargers (1998), Baltimore Ravens (1998-2000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2011), and Tennessee Titans (2012).
Stupar was originally a 2012 seventh-round draft pick (230th overall) of the Oakland Raiders. A journeyman himself, Stupar was released by Oakland and then immediately claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles. He attended college at Penn State where he served as a reserve linebacker for the Nittany Lions.
Tribue was also signed as an undrafted free-agent of the Denver Broncos, following the 2012 NFL Draft. After being released by the Broncos, Tribue decided to refine his talent through the AFL, catching on with the local San Jose Sabercats.
Al Netter and Kenny Wiggins both have spent a year in the 49ers farm system, and are the most experienced of the bunch.
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