March 3, 2024

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49ers sign DL and OL to one-year deals;  Announce additional roster moves

49ers sign DL and OL to one-year deals; Announce additional roster moves

The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have signed DL Sebastian Joseph-Day and OL Matt Pryor to one-year deals. In order to make room on the roster, the team waived right back Jeremy McNichols. Additionally, the team signed OL Sebastian Gutierrez and WR Willie Snead IV to the practice squad and opened the practice window for WR Danny Gray (injured reserve list).

Joseph Day (6-4, 310) was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Throughout his five-year NFL career with the Rams (2019-21 ) and Los Angeles Chargers (2022-23), appeared in 69 games (68 starts) and recorded 225 tackles, 11.0 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, and five pass breakups. Defended, had one interception, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. He also appeared in four postseason contests (three starts) and added 11 tackles, 0.5 sack, and one pass defensed.

Joseph Day, a 28-year-old native of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, attended Rutgers University (2013-2017) where he appeared in 50 games (35 starts) and recorded 97 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, two passes defensed and two fumbles. Forced.

Pryor (6-7, 332) was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round (206th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Throughout his five-year NFL career with the Eagles (2018-20), And the Indianapolis Colts (2021-22) and San Francisco 49ers (2023), appeared in 73 regular-season games (24 starts) and started the postseason contest. In 2023, Pryor participated in 13 games with the team before being waived on December 25.

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Pryor, a 28-year-old from Lakewood, Calif., attended Texas Christian University (2013-17) where he appeared in 46 games (32 starts) and earned Associated Press Second-Team All-Big-12 honors as a senior at 2017.

Gutierrez (6-5, 308) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2022. Throughout his two-year NFL career, he spent time on practice squads with the New England Patriots. (2022), Las Vegas Raiders (2022-23) and Kansas City Chiefs (2023) and has appeared in one game with the Raiders. In 2023, Gutierrez signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on January 9 and was released by the team on May 1. He then signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs before being released on August 29 and signing with the Raiders' practice squad on September 13. Then the invaders released him on October 16.

Gutierrez, a 25-year-old from Pasco, Wash., attended Minot State University (2016-20) where he appeared in 40 games.

The team released Snead IV (5-11, 195) on Dec. 26.

McNichols (5-9, 205) originally signed with the team's practice squad on Sept. 26, 2023, and was promoted to the active roster on Dec. 21. He appeared in two matches with the team.