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49ers Sign Ian Johnson To Practice Squad

The San Francisco 49ers will be signing former Boise State running back Ian Johnson to their practice squad. No word yet on whether Jim Harbaugh wants him because of his moxie for awesome wedding proposals.

(via telstar)

Here is the official press release from the 49ers:

Johnson (5-11, 212) was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and spent that entire season on the team’s practice squad. After being released by the Vikings during the final roster cuts in 2010, Johnson served on the practice squads of both the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions. He spent training camp with Detroit in 2011 prior to being released on September 3. A native of San Dimas, CA, Johnson starred collegiately at Boise State, where he was an All-American and semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award.

To make room for Johnson, the Niners cut RB Xavier Omon.

Johnson has bounced around, but has yet to stick. Most likely the Niners just want him because of the skills he can simulate in practice, but who knows? Maybe he can stick around.