After an announcement that undrafted rookie free agents would be allowed to start signing deals tomorrow, the NFL made a slight change to their plans and is letting teams start negotiations tonight, with official signings allowed tomorrow. Naturally that has every team around the league jumping on the phone and chatting up their favorite UDFAs.
Undrafted free agents can sometimes provide a diamond in the rough, but more often than not they're primarily training camp depth, with a chance for one or two sneak through. The 49ers will be looking at a variety of positions and have already started to lock up some of the guys they've been eyeing. After the jump I've posted embedded tweets confirming various players intentions. It's important to remember that players can change their minds between now and putting pen to paper. Just ask 49er for a day LeGarrette Blount.
For now, the 49ers have reportedly come to terms with Stanford center Chase Beeler, Notre Dame nose tackle Ian Williams, and Cal offensive lineman Donovan Edwards. We know Beeler from his time tutoring the 49ers offense during the lockout. The Edwards signing is confirmed through a writer for WEEI.com so we'll take it as news for now. Edwards worked out for both the Raiders and 49ers working out at center and a bit at tackle.
Since teams are talking with UDFAs into the evening, let's use this as a thread for more news on them. Updates below:
Chase Beeler, C, Stanford
Donovan Edwards, OL, Cal
Ian Williams, NT, Notre Dame
Dontavia Bogan, WR, South Florida
Joe Hastings, WR, Washburn
Tyler Beiler, WR, Bridgewater College
DeMarcus Dobbs, DE, Georgia
Konrad Reuland, TE, Stanford
Ian Williams, NT
Officially going to the San Francisco 49ers!!! Bout to do it big... Thank you that all helped me get here
Chase Beeler, OL
Well, that was fast. Niners have reached an agreement with Stanford center Chase Beeler ...
Donovan Edwards, OL
Thank God and to everyone who has supported this far! Getting an opportunity with the San Francisco 49ers!
Joe Hastings, WR
Another one to add to the list: Prolific Washburn WR Joe Hastings plans to sign with the 49ers ...
Dontavia Bogan, WR
... and one more. South Florida WR Dontavia Bogan is also headed to the 49ers, according to a league source.
Tyler Beiler, WR
DeMarcus Dobbs, DL
DL Demarcus Dobbs, Georgia, to 49ers.
Konrad Reuland, TE
One more 49ers catch. They will sign former Stanford tight end Konrad Reuland, according to a league source ...