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49ers Sign DE Will Tukuafu To Help Fill Open Spot Left By Kentwan Balmer

With Kentwan Balmer now on the left squad, the 49ers have made a move to fill in the open spot. The team signed rookie free agent Will Tukuafu to a two-year deal.

From the official press release:

The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they have signed DT Will Tukuafu to a two-year contract.

Tukuafu (6-4, 272) joins the 49ers as a rookie free agent from the University of Oregon. He was originally signed earlier this year by the Seattle Seahawks before being released on June 22. Tukuafu totaled 131 tackles, 14.5 sacks, five fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles over the final three years of his collegiate career for the Ducks. He attended Scottsdale Community College prior to transferring to Oregon. A native of Salt Lake City, UT, Tukuafu earned the team’s Gonyea Award (most inspirational player) and Schaffeld Award (outstanding defensive lineman), as a senior.

Tukuafu will wear jersey #63.