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49ers sign 4 players to reserve/future contracts

The San Francisco 49ers are continuing the process of filling out their offseason 90-man roster as they get reserve/future contracts completed. These contracts are for players who were not on a 53-man roster for Week 17 of the regular season. This covers practice squad players, and the random young free agents that struggle to land on a particular roster.

Yesterday, Corey Acosta tweeted that he was returning to the 49ers. A day later, there is more news. Matt Maiocco was first to report that the 49ers signed defensive linemen Kaleb Ramsey and Garrison Smith, and wide receiver DiAndre Campbell. Matt Barrows reported the 49ers signed outside linebacker Marcus Rush as well.

Acosta is the only one of that group that did not spend time on the 49ers practice squad in 2015. Campbell, Rush, and Smith all spent the full season on the 49ers practice squad. Ramsey was on the squad for all but four games, during which time he was suspended for violating the NFL's PED policy.

From that group, Smith and Rush could be the most likely to earn a roster spot next season. If Ian Williams departs in free agency, Smith will get a significant opportunity to compete for the nose tackle role. The 49ers could part ways with Ahmad Brooks this offseason, which would open up a spot in the pass rush for Rush.