The 2016 NFL is wrapping up, and with the San Francisco 49ers just about wrapped up with their draft picks, the time now turns to undrafted free agency. Anything goes as undrafted players look for jobs, and teams look to fill out their rosters. Trent Baalke, Chip Kelly, and the coaching staff and scouts are likely already on the phone with undrafted college players. As soon as the draft ends, there is a swarm for every notable player on the market, and the 49ers will have some spots to fill. We'll be tracking all the rumors here.
Important note: These names are not official yet. This time is notorious for players deciding on one team and then choosing another or a reporter getting the UDFA signing wrong or confusing a rookie minicamp invite for an actual signing. We'll collect all the rumors here and the 49ers will confirm them at some point in the next week or so.
Most of these undrafted signings will not make the 53-man roster, but we all know it provides a chance for Kory Sheets Was Our Future mentality. The 49ers have worked their share of UDFAs into their roster in recent years. On the current roster, we're talking about guys like Tramaine Brock, Ian Williams, Tony Jerod-Eddie, L.J. McCray, DeAndrew White, and Dylan Thompson. The latter two did not play much (or at all in Thompson's case), but they made the roster at one point or another.
Here's last year's list of UDFA signings. DeAndrew White and Dylan Thompson both spent time on the 53-man roster. OLB Marcus Rush and wide receivers DiAndre Campbell and Dres Anderson will all be competing for roster spots this fall after spending time on either the practice squad or injured reserve.
I'll be posting tweets as they appear, but I have also dropped in a widget featuring the 49ers beat writer Twitter list. There should be plenty of info there.
Baylor OG Blake Muir
Oregon DT Alex Balducci
Confirmed that #49ers will sign rookie free agent DL Alex Balducci. He, Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner played on same d-line at Oregon.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) May 1, 2016
Alabama DT Darren Lake
49ers deal for Darren Lake includes $4,000 signing bonus, $3,000 of base salary guaranteed for this season— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 1, 2016
Colorado S Jered Bell
Arizona State DT Demetrius Cherry
Tweet from Demetrius Cherry (@DCherry94): "49ers baby thank you for everything"— ASU on Rivals (@ASU_Rivals) April 30, 2016
Cal WR Bryce Treggs
Cal WR Bryce Treggs signs with the #49ers— Shane P. Hallam (@ShanePHallam) May 1, 2016
Stanford LB Kevin Anderson
Excited to announce that I will continue my football career on the peninsula and will sign with the 49ers!— Kevin Anderson (@kanderson48) April 30, 2016
Nevada DE/OLB Lenny Jones
Former @NevadaFootball defensive end Lenny Jones has signed with the San Francisco 49ers— Ben Ross (@BenRossKOLO) April 30, 2016
Utah DE Jay Fanaika
Liberty K John Lunsford
Stanford WR Devon Cajuste
Stanford WR (TE?) Devon Cajuste's agent says he's signed with the #49ers.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) April 30, 2016