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WR Robert Jordan released; WR Robert Ortiz signed

WR Robert Jordan was released by the 49ers today and replaced by free agent WR Robert Ortiz.  While Jordan was released it was not the usual cut, as Jordan asked for his release.  Jordan has had a death in his family and will be away from the team for an indefinite amount of time.  It's a shame, but hopefully he'll get a second chance with the team.  Mike Nolan specifically said he'd like to bring Jordan back at some point.  Best wishes to the Jordan family.

Robert Ortiz was previously with the Patriots, where he was waived last week.  He was originally signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State.  From his old Chargers bio:

COLLEGE: Home-grown product finished career at San Diego State with 137 catches for 1,620 yards and 13 touchdowns…became starter after walking on to school’s football team…team’s second-leading receiver junior and senior seasons…had breakout junior season, tying for team lead with six touchdown catches and ranking second with 52 catches for 728 yards…caught seven passes for career-high 125 yards and touchdown in 2004 game against Michigan in “Big House”…redshirted in 2001…played at San Diego State from 2001-05…earned degree in communications.

Throw in 27 receptions for 255 yards and two TDs in NFL Europe in 2007 and we'll see if evolves into more than just a camp body.  I'd take Jordan over him because of the Cal connection, but maybe Ortiz can show something in camp.