With the offseason hitting so suddenly, it's time for some actual news for the San Francisco 49ers to pour out. As such, the team announced on Tuesday the signing of seven players to reserve/future contracts. The team announced the signings of Chase Beeler, Derek Hall, Mark LeGree, Cory Nelms, Kyle Nelson, Konrad Reuland and Michael Wilhoite to reserve/future contracts.
Beller, a center, signed with the 49ers earlier in the year as an undrafted free agent and is considered to be a player with some backup potential and could eventually make his way onto the roster. Reuland is also considered a player with potential to make the roster as a diverse tight end, but the 49ers already have some big weapons at the position.
These are all signings necessary to ensure the practice squad is formed next season. They're all being brought in to be bodies in training camp and the preseason, though all will compete and try to make it, obviously. Every player but Kyle Nelson spent time on the 49ers practice squad in 2011. Nelson has played tight end and wide receiver, and was a long snapper in college.