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49ers have signed WR Ryan Whalen; Team placed a safety on waivers

49ers have signed WR Ryan Whalen

49ers have signed WR Ryan Whalen

San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that they’ve signed WR Ryan Whalen to a contract and placed S Jered Bell on waivers with an injury designation.

Whalen (6-1, 200) was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round (167th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent three years (2011-13) with the Bengals, appearing in 17 games and registering 11 receptions for 80 yards.

A 27-year-old native of Alamo, Cali., Whalen attended Stanford University, where he appeared in 48 games (27 starts) throughout his four-year career (2007-10).

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