The San Francisco 49ers today announced that the team had signed TE Ross Dwelley and S Marcell Harris to one-year extensions. Additionally, the team declined the 2021 contract option for LB Mark Nzeocha.
Dwelley (6-5, 235) appeared in all 16 games (nine starts) in 2020 and registered career highs in receptions (19) and receiving yards (245) to go along with one receiving touchdown. He also added three tackles on special teams. Dwelley has served as a critical backup to George Kittle and has even filled in at fullback occasionally for Kyle Juszczyk. Dwelley is a popular figure in the locker room.
Harris (6-0, 215) saw action in a career-high 16 games (four starts) last season and finished with 29 tackles, three passes defended, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. He also registered a team-high nine tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams. Harris struggled in coverage the further down the field he was, but he improved his tackling this past season and remained an aggressive run defender.
Nzeocha (6-3, 240) originally signed with San Francisco off the Dallas Cowboys practice squad on September 25, 2017. Over the past four seasons (2017-20) with the 49ers, he appeared in 47 games (three starts) and registered 19 tackles, and two passes defended, one sack, one interception, and one forced fumble. He also added 20 tackles on special teams. The team saves $1.5 million in cap space by declining Nzeocha’s team option.