The San Francisco 49ers signed guard Al Netter to a one-year deal on Monday.
Netter originally entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers. He spent the entire 2012 season on San Francisco’s practice squad and was later released on Aug. 26, 2013. Netter then signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad on Sept. 2, 2013. After being released by the Titans on Oct. 8, 2013, he was signed to the 49ers practice squad on Oct. 14, 2013, where he spent the remainder of the 2013 season. Netter later re-signed with the team on Jan. 22, 2014, only to be waived on June 3, 2014.
A 24-year-old native of Rohnert Park, Calif., Netter attended Northwestern University, where he tied the Wildcats school record for consecutive starts (52). He earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honors as a senior. Netter went to Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., where he was named First-Team All-North Coast Section and San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro.
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