The San Francisco 49ers entered Tuesday afternoon with two open practice squad spots, and they have now filled them up. The team announced they have signed center Brian Folkerts and wide receiver Andrew Turzilli for the final two practice squad spots.
The 49ers full practice squad is as follows:
WR DiAndre Campbell
CB Marcus Cromartie
C Brian Folkerts
RB Kendall Gaskins
DT Kaleb Ramsey
OLB Marcus Rush
QB Dylan Thompson
WR Andrew Turzilli
S Jermaine Whitehead
We'll have more on the two additions in the morning, but for now, here is what the 49ers press release had to say. In the
Brian Folkerts, C
Folkerts (6-4, 310) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by New Orleans on May 7, 2012. He was waived by the Saints on August 27, 2012, later signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on September 3, 2012, and was waived the following day. On May 13, 2013, he signed with the Carolina Panthers, was waived by the team on September 19, 2013, and later signed with the team's practice squad on September 21, 2013. After being promoted to the team's active roster on October 9, 2013, he appeared in 10 games with the Panthers. In 2014, he saw action in 16 regular season games and both postseason contests. He was released by Carolina on September 5, 2015.
A 25-year-old native of Florissant, MO, Folkerts played collegiately at Washburn University where he appeared in 44 games (39 starts) and earned First-team All-MIAA honors as a senior, in 2011.
Andrew Turzilli, WR
Turzilli (6-4,195) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans on May 11, 2015. He was released by the team on September 3.
A 24-year-old native of Butler, NJ, Turzilli played three seasons (2011-13) at the University of Kansas before transferring to Rutgers University for his final year of eligibility in 2014. He registered 10 receptions for 347 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games (four starts) as a senior with the Scarlet Knights.