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49ers practice squad: Team signs G Andrew Tiller, waives OT John Fullington

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The San Francisco 49ers made a change to their practice squad. The team signed Andrew Tiller and waived John Fullington. We found some info on Tiller.

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The San Francisco 49ers made a small practice squad move on Tuesday. The team waived offensive tackle John Fullington, and signed offensive guard Andrew Tiller. The 49ers practice squad currently includes the following players:

OT Carter Bykowski
TE Asante Cleveland
RB Kendall Gaskins
TE Xavier Grimble
WR Lance Lewis
DB Leon McFadden
DL Lawrence Okoye
DT Mike Purcell
LB Chase Thomas
OG Andrew Tiller

Tiller was a sixth round pick of the New Orleans Saints back in 2012. he spent the season on the roster, but then was part of final roster cuts at the end of the 2013 preseason. He was in camp with the Green Bay Packers this year, but a calf injury resulted in him getting placed on injured reserve. It appears the two sides came to an injury settlement, making him a free agent.

Tiller came out of college measuring 6'4 324 pounds. Apparently he actually went to college at 400 pounds following bed rest from an ankle injury. The following scouting reports point to a player who can be a bit upright and plays stiff. These are also two years old, so we don't know where exactly his game is at right now. Obviously it is not good enough to make a 53-man roster, so we'll see what the 49ers do with him.

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Here's some background on Tiller, per the 49ers PR department. Tiller (6-4, 324) was originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. After spending the 2012 season with New Orleans, he was waived on August 31, 2013. He was signed to the San Diego Chargers practice squad on September 25, 2013 and was later released on November 18. He was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad on November 20, 2013, where he spent the remainder of the season. Tiller was released by the Packers on August 30, 2014. A 25-year-old native of Brentwood, NY, Tiller attended Syracuse University where he was an All-Big East First-Team selection in 2011.