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Giants sign former 49ers safety Craig Dahl

The San Francisco 49ers should get a modest amount of cap relief with this move, as the new contract should offset the $450,000 in guaranteed money the 49ers owed Dahl.

It looks like the San Francisco 49ers will get to see Craig Dahl one more time this year. The recently cut safety signed a contract with the New York Giants in hopes that he can shore up an injury-plagued unit. The 49ers travel to face the Giants in Week 5.

According to Big Blue View, the Giants are churning through safeties at a pretty rapid clip. The team placed Mykkele Thompson, Bennett Jackson and Nat Berhe on injured reserve, worked out a couple other safeties, and signed and released former Giants safety Stevie Brown. It looks like Landon Collins and Cooper Taylor will start. Dahl and Brandon Meriweather will serve as backups.

The good news for 49ers fans is that Dahl's signing will offset the $450,000 in salary guarantees Dahl had for the 2015 season. That is not a ton of money, but that can be plugged into a potential signing bonus down the road. Every little bit helps, even with the 49ers already having a sizable amount of cap space.