The San Francisco 49ers announced three more free agent signings. A few hours after introducing the first seven members of the class, the team announced the signings of quarterback Matt Barkley, wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, and linebacker Brock Coyle.
The Barkley and Robinson signings were reported Thursday evening, but the Coyle one comes out of the blue. He was previously on the Seattle Seahawks, but was not tendered as a restricted free agent. He made five starts over the course of three seasons with the Seahawks in place of Bobby Wagner (2014) and Mike Morgan (2016) when they were each injured. He obviously knows the Seahawks defense, but he has been primarily a special teams guy.
Here are bios from the 49ers.
Barkley (6-2, 227) was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. In two seasons with the Eagles (2013-14), he appeared in four games and completed 30 passes for 300 yards. Barkley was traded to the Arizona Cardinals on September 4, 2015 where he was inactive for each regular season game and two postseason contests with Arizona.
In 2016, Barkley was released by the Cardinals on September 3, and was added to the Chicago Bears practice squad two days later. He was promoted to the active roster on September 22 and went on to appear in seven games (six starts), finishing with 1,611 passing yards and eight touchdowns.
Coyle (6-1, 245) originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014. During his three years in Seattle (2014-16), he appeared in 35 games (five starts) and registered 24 tackles and 1.0 sack in addition to nine special teams tackles. He also saw action in seven postseason contests with the Seahawks, where he added four special teams tackles.
Last season, Coyle appeared in 12 games (three starts) and registered a career-high 15 tackles and the first sack of his career.
Robinson (5-10, 187) was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. With Washington (2011-14), he appeared in 36 games (three starts) and registered 30 receptions for 608 yards (20.3 average) and five touchdowns before his release from the team on December 6, 2014. He was then added to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad on December 9, 2014, where he spent the remainder of the season. In 2015, Robinson spent training camp with the Ravens and was later released on August 31, 2015.
Robinson signed with the Atlanta Falcons on March 15, 2016. He appeared in 16 games (one start) last season and finished with a career-high 20 receptions for 323 yards and two touchdowns.