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49ers sign CFL offensive tackle to 2-year contract


The San Francisco 49ers have added a Canadian Football League talent to their roster for the coming offseason. Offensive tackle Colin Kelly agreed to a reserve/future contract following two seasons with the Ottawa Redblacks, according to Jayson Braddock.

Kelly attended Oregon State, and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. He suffered a knee injury that summer, and spent the season on injured reserve. He was released the following spring, and ended up joining the CFL. He was nominated for the league's most outstanding rookie award in 2014.

Kelly weighed in at 298 pounds coming out of college, and is still listed as such at the Redblacks website. It sounds like the CFL is less about power on the offensive line, and more about maneuverability. The 49ers offensive line has undergone turnover the last 12 months, and will likely feature more if Alex Boone departs in free agency. A reserve/future contract player is usually a long-shot to make the roster, but he plays a position that could use some depth.

He joins five other players (4 reported yesterday1 reported Tuesday). They are:

K Corey Acosta
DL Kaleb Ramsey
DL Garrison Smith
WR DiAndre Campbell
OLB Marcus Rush