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49ers claim offensive tackle Sean Hooey off waivers from New York Jets

The San Francisco 49ers added a camp body to their roster, signing offensive lineman Sean Hooey. We take a look at the third year lineman.

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The San Francisco 49ers have made a roster move following the close of minicamp. The team announced on Friday they successfully claimed offensive tackle Sean Hooey off waivers from the New York Jets. The move increases the 49ers roster total to 89 players following Anthony Davis's retirement and the trade of Andy Lee.

Hooey (6'9, 304) originally signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati following the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent the entire season on the Rams practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract immediately after the season, and was part of the Rams final roster cuts in August. He returned to the Rams practice squad, but was released four days later. He signed with the New York Jets following the 2014 season, but was waived on June 11.

Hooey's a big guy with serious arm length according to scouting reports. I am not finding a specific number on the arms, but the limited scouting reports I have found mention that as a strength. The most thorough report I found comes from this Rams blog following his addition to the roster in 2013. It sounds like size and length are positives, while technique is a negative. He seems to have a lot of solid raw tools, but needs to work on honing them.

Players currently on roster: 89

QB Colin Kaepernick
QB Blaine Gabbert
QB Dylan Thompson

RB Carlos Hyde
RB Kendall Hunter
RB Reggie Bush
RB Kendall Gaskins
RB Jarryd Hayne
RB Mike Davis

FB Bruce Miller
FB Trey Millard

WR Anquan Boldin
WR Torrey Smith
WR Quinton Patton
WR Bruce Ellington
WR Chuck Jacobs
WR Jerome Simpson
WR DeAndre Smelter
WR Dres Anderson
WR Issac Blakeney
WR DiAndre Campbell
WR DeAndrew White
WR Darius Davis

TE Vernon Davis
TE Vance McDonald
TE Garrett Celek
TE Derek Carrier
TE Asante Cleveland
TE Xavier Grimble
TE Blake Bell
TE Rory Anderson

OT Joe Staley
OT Chris Martin
OL Trenton Brown
OL Patrick Miller
OL Justin Renfrow
OT Sean Hooey

OG Alex Boone
OL Joe Looney
OL Erik Pears
OG Brandon Thomas
OG Andrew Tiller
OL Ian Silberman

C Daniel Kilgore
C Marcus Martin
C Dillon Farrell

DL Darnell Dockett
DL Ian Williams
DL Glenn Dorsey
DL Tank Carradine
DL Quinton Dial
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie
DL Lawrence Okoye
DL Mike Purcell
DL Kaleb Ramsey
DL Garrison Smith
DL Arik Armstead

ILB NaVorro Bowman
ILB Michael Wilhoite
ILB Nick Moody
ILB Shayne Skov
ILB Desmond Bishop
ILB Nick Bellore
ILB Phillip Wheeler

OLB Aldon Smith
OLB Ahmad Brooks
OLB Corey Lemonier
OLB Aaron Lynch
OLB Eli Harold
OLB Marcus Rush

CB Tramaine Brock
CB Dontae Johnson
CB Chris Cook
CB Shareece Wright
CB Keith Reaser
CB Kenneth Acker
CB Leon McFadden
CB Marcus Cromartie
DB Mylan Hicks

S Eric Reid
S Antoine Bethea
S Craig Dahl
S James McCray
DB Jimmie Ward
S Jaquiski Tartt
S Jermaine Whitehead

K Phil Dawson

P Bradley Pinion

LS Kyle Nelson