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49ers sign LB Kevin Snyder to practice squad, per agent

The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly added another player to their practice squad. Rookie LB Kevin Snyder's agent confirmed the news. We break it down.

The San Francisco 49ers reportedly signed McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad on Monday, and it turns out they have added another player as well. The team signed rookie linebacker Kevin Snyder, according to his agent. Snyder originally signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers. He was waived/injured in August due to a hand injury, and waived him from injured reserve in October.

Snyder played running back and linebacker in high school, but converted full time to linebacker in college. His best season came in 2013, when he had 95 tackles, including 7.5 for a loss, and two sacks. Last season, he dealt with a turf toe injury while playing 11 games as a senior.

There are not a ton of scouting reports out there, but I came across a few links of interest. Draft Insider looks at him as primarily a straight line guy who is best suited for special teams. They like his pursuit of the ball carrier, but they are not fans of his change-of-direction speed.

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