Today, the San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed LS Colin Holba to a one-year deal and activated TE Charlie Woerner from the Reserve/COVID-19 List. Daniel Helm was active in Woerner’s place in Week 16 and played on offense. Woerner should take his place now that he’s active again.
Holba (6-4, 248) was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round (213th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Throughout his three-year career with the Jaguars (2017), 49ers (2018-19), and New York Giants (2019), he has appeared in 18 career games. Holba was signed to the Los Angeles Rams practice squad on December 9, 2020.
A 26-year-old native of Louisville, KY, Holba attended the University of Louisville. In four years with the Cardinals (2013-16), he appeared in 26 games and served as the primary long snapper during his junior and senior seasons, registering three special teams tackles.
This will be the 49ers' third long snapper of the season after the team released Kyle Nelson earlier this season after he had struggled to snap the ball. There was one game where Nelson had five bad snaps.