49ers transactions through 2012 season, leading to Super Bowl 2013

Ezra Shaw

We take a look at the 49ers transactions in 2012 that have helped build last year's NFC championship game squad into this year's Super Bowl squad.

Earlier today we put together a rundown of how each 49ers player on the 49ers 53-man roster, injured lists and practice squad. When the 49ers send out their weekly release, they also include a rundown of all transactions made during the current league year.

I thought it would entertaining to post this season-long list of transactions so people can see just how much things have changed over the last year. The first transactions took place on January 24 when the 49ers signed seven players to Reserve/Future contracts. This contract is a little bit like a glorified try-out opportunity.

The only player from that group still around is linebacker Michael Wilhoite. He was part of the last roster cuts in training camp on August 31, and was quickly re-signed to the practice squad on September 1, after he cleared waivers. He was subsequently promoted to the 53-man roster on November 30 and has been a regular part of the special teams units.

1-24 Signed C Chase Beeler, T Derek Hall, FS Mark LeGree, DB Cory Nelms, WR Kyle Nelson, TE Konrad Reuland and LB Michael Wilhoite to Reserve/Future contracts.

1-30 Signed WR John Matthews to a Reserve/Future contract.

1-31 Signed G Garrett Chisolm and T Kenny Wiggins to Reserve/Future contracts.

2-17 Named Tracy Smith special teams assistant. Two coaches received new titles: Ejiro Evero was named offensive assistant and Michael Christianson was named offensive assistant & coordinator of football technology.

2-23 Signed LS Ryan Pontbriand to a one-year contract

2-28 Signed LB Ahmad Brooks to a six-year contract extension.

3-2 Placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on S Dashon Goldson.

3-6 Signed S C.J. Spillman to a three-year contract extension.

3-8 Signed DT Will Tukuafu to a two-year contract extension.

3-12 Tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agent CB Tramaine Brock and restricted free agent LB Larry Grant. Signed WR Randy Moss to a one-year contract.

3-13 Signed CB Perrish Cox to a two-year contract and signed LB Tavares Gooden to a one-year contract.

3-15 Released CB Shawntae Spencer.

3-16 Re-signed CB Carlos Rogers to a four-year contract and signed RB Rock Cartwright to a one-year deal.

3-21 Re-signed QB Alex Smith to a three-year deal.

3-22 Signed WR Mario Manningham and QB Josh Johnson both to two-year 
deals and re-signed WR Ted Ginn Jr. to a one-year deal.

3-30 Waived WR Dontavia Bogan

4-6 Signed RB Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal.

4-17 LB Larry Grant signed the one-year contract he had previously been tendered. Signed WR Brett Swain to a one-year deal.

4-26 Selected WR A.J. Jenkins in the 1st round (30th overall).

4-27 Selected RB LaMichael James in the 2nd round (61st overall) and traded 
3rd round pick (92nd overall) to Indianapolis for a 2012 4th round pick 
(97th overall) and the Colts 2013 5th round selection.

4-28 Traded 4th round (97th overall) pick to Miami for a 2012 4th round pick (103rd overall), a 2012 6th round pick (196th overall, from New Orleans) 
and the Dolphins 2013 6th round pick. Traded 4th round
(103rd overall) pick to Carolina for 2013 6th round pick (180th overall) and the Panthers 2013 3rd round pick. Selected G Joe Looney in the 4th round (117th overall).
Traded 4th round (125th overall) pick to Detroit along with a 2012 6th round pick (196th overall from New Orleans via Miami) for a 2012 4th round pick (117th overall).
 Selected LB Darius Fleming in the 5th round (165th overall) and S Trenton Robinson in the 6th round (180th overall). Traded 6th round (196th overall) pick to Detroit along with a 2012 4th round pick
(125th overall) for a 2012 4th round pick (117th overall). Selected LB Cam Johnson in the 7th round (237th overall).

5-4 Signed 17 undrafted free agents: FB Cameron Bell, LB Kourtnei Brown, DT Patrick Butrym, TE Garrett Celek, OL David Gonzales, RB Jewel Hampton, LB Joe Holland, DT Matthew Masifilo, CB Anthony Mosley, T Kevin Murphy, G Al Netter, WR Chris Owusu, WR Nathan Palmer, CB Deante Purvis, K Giorgio Tavecchio, S Michael Thomas and WR Brian Tyms.

5-10 Signed the following six draft picks to four-year deals: RB LaMichael James, G Joe Looney, LB Darius Fleming, S Trenton Robinson, OL Jason Slowey, and LB Cameron Johnson.

5-14 Signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year deal and DB Ben Hannula to a three-year deal. The team released WR John Matthews and T Kevin Murphy.

6-6 Promoted Ethan Waugh to senior personnel assistant. The team also named Scott Brown and Chip Flanagan regional scouts.

6-12 Named Paul Wulff as senior offensive assistant.

6-15 Released LS Ryan Pontbriand.

6-20 Signed draft pick WR A.J. Jenkins to a four-year deal.

7-16 The team named Steven Rubio a scouting assistant, Mike Willams a pro personnel scout and Dave Scholz the strength, nutrition and conditioning assistant.

7-20 Signed CB Darcel McBath to a one-year deal.

7-26 Signed G Leonard Davis to a one-year contract and waived OL David Gonzales.

8-9 Waived CB Curtis Holcomb.

8-11 Signed LB Kenny Rowe to a two-year contract and waived S Mark LeGree.

8-13 Signed TE Gijon Robinson to a one-year contract and TE Joe Sawyer to a three-year deal. The team also waived G Garrett Chisolm.

8-15 Signed LB Ikaika Alama-Francis to a one-year deal and waived TE Gijon Robinson.

8-16 The team waived/injured TE Nate Byham.

8-27 Moved RB Jewel Hampton to the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and LB Darius Fleming to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. The team also waived the following 12 players: FB Cameron Bell, OLB Kourtnei Brown, DT Patrick Butrym, WR Ben Hannula, WR Joe Hastings, DT Matthew Masifilo, CB Cory Nelms, CB Deante' Purvis, TE Joe Sawyer, OL Jason Slowey, K Giorgio Tavecchio, WR Brian Tyms.

8-29 Signed DT Matthew Masifilo and waived C Chase Beeler.

8-31 The 49ers traded S Colin Jones to the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed draft pick. Released the following 21 players: LB Ikaika Ala- ma-Francis, LB Eric Bakhtiari, RB Rock Cartwright, T Derek Hall, LB Joe Holland, DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, LB Cam Johnson, QB Josh Johnson, DT Matthew Masifilo, CB Anthony Mosley, TE Kyle Nelson, T Al Netter, WR Chris Owusu, WR Nathan Palmer, G Mike Person, TE Konrad Reuland, LB kenny Rowe, WR Brett Swain, S Michael Thomas, T Kenny Wiggins, LB Michael Wilhoite.

9-1 Signed the following eight players to the team's practice squad: DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, LB Cam Johnson, DT Matthew Masifilo, T Al Netter, WR Nathan Palmer, S Michael Thomas, T Kenny Wiggins, LB Michael Wilhoite.

9-3 Placed LB Parys Haralson on the Injured Reserve List and signed LB Clark Haggans to a one-year deal.

9-19 Signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year deal after LB Clark Haggans was placed on reserve/suspended list.

9-24 WR Nathan Palmer was signed from the 49ers practice squad to the Indianapolis Colts 53-man roster.

9-25 Signed WR Ricardo Lockette to the team's practice squad.

10-9 Waived LB Eric Bakhtiari and activated LB Clark Haggans from the reserved/suspended list.

11-16 DT Matthew Masifilo was signed from the 49ers practice squad to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 53-man roster.

11-20 Signed S Eddie Whitley to the team's practice squad.

11-27 Signed LB NaVorro Bowman to a five-year contract extension through the 2018 season.
 Placed RB kendall Hunter and WR Kyle Williams on the Injured Reserve List. The team activated RB Jewel Hampton from the Non-Football Injury List to the 53-man roster, released S Eddie Whitley from the practice squad and signed WR Chad Hall to the team's practice squad.

11-30 Promoted LB Michael Wilhoite from the practice squad to the active roster, signing him to a two-year contract. The team also added S Eddie Whitley to the practice squad.

12-4 Released S Eddie Whitley from the practice squad and signed LB Alex Hoffman-Ellis to the practice squad.

12-10 Placed RB Brandon Jacobs on the reserve/suspended list.

12-11 Placed TE/DT Demarcus Dobbs on the injured reserve list.

12-12 Signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year deal.

12-17 Signed WR Chad Hall to the team's practice squad.

12-22 Promoted LB Cam Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster, signing him to a two-year contract.

12-28 Placed WR Mario Manningham on the Injured Reserve List. The team promoted DL Tony Jerod-Eddie from the practice squad to the active roster, signing him to a three-year contract.

12-31 Waived RB Brandon Jacobs.

1-1 Signed K Billy Cundiff to a one-year contract and waived LB Eric Bakhtiari.

1-8 Signed LB Nate Stupar to the practice squad.

1-18 Waived K Billy Cundiff.

1-19 Promoted WR Chad Hall from the team's practice squad.

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