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49ers sign LB Kion Wilson

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The 49ers made a change to their depth chart at inside linebacker on Wednesday, announcing the signing of ex-Steeler Kion Wilson and the placement of Blake Costanzo on injured reserve.

A third-year pro from South Florida, the 27-year-old Wilson figures to play a similar role to Costanzo, contributing on special teams while trying to earn a reserve role on defense.

The 6-foot-1, 239-pound Wilson appeared in seven games for the Steelers in 2013, starting two games in September before becoming a backup. He has also had stints with the Chargers (2010) and Panthers (2011). Wilson has played in 15 regular season games since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with San Diego four years ago.

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15 Responses to “49ers sign LB Kion Wilson”
  1. garyridgway says: Aug 13, 2014 11:46 AM

    But does he have an arrest record? You have to some kind of criminal background in order to play for all the band wagon fans in Santa Clara.

  2. niner13 says: Aug 13, 2014 12:06 PM

    Camp fodder.

  3. hakunamangata says: Aug 13, 2014 12:08 PM

    I love how if a team is successful, and you are a fan of said team, you are automatically a band wagoner if you show support.

    Don’t get me wrong there are band wagon fans, but I highly doubt they take their free time in AUGUST to post on PFT.

    Further you don’t win an award for being vocal while your team wallows away, nor do you get a special recognition for being with a team before it was cool.

    Hipsters do that. Do you want to be a hipster?

    No.

  4. werliaros says: Aug 13, 2014 12:15 PM

    It’s a Leavitt signing. He recruited him to South Florida when he was head coach there.

  5. yesrowntreeyesgrosvener says: Aug 13, 2014 12:22 PM

    He couldn’t stave off a 6th-round rookie for a starting job last year. Good on special teams; just don’t expect much of him on defense.

  6. ctiggs says: Aug 13, 2014 12:23 PM

    #Nobodyhasitbetter

  7. poridge1214 says: Aug 13, 2014 12:37 PM

    If he played in 2010, wouldn’t he now be entering his 5th year? Pretty good for a 3rd year pro, I’d say.

  8. Bill Belitext says: Aug 13, 2014 12:55 PM

    I am confused, I read the story, and no where does it say he spent anytime playing for Seattle…

  9. iwannabewanna says: Aug 13, 2014 12:55 PM

    The right organization with the right attitude can change anyone around. Remember Alex Smith? When pieces are put in place to know how to use their skilled places to their strengths and not what strengths they want them to have, players excel. Any players the 49ers sign I believe will have a chance to succeed more then they already have. That is because the current system has proven that.

  10. bubbybrisket says: Aug 13, 2014 1:04 PM

    The right organization with the right attitude can change anyone around. Remember Alex Smith? When pieces are put in place to know how to use their skilled places to their strengths and not what strengths they want them to have, players excel. Any players the 49ers sign I believe will have a chance to succeed more then they already have. That is because the current system has proven that.

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    So does that mean Alex Smith is a System QB?

  11. 12thman84 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:24 PM

    #Nobodyhasitbetter
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    #ExceptfortheSuperBowlChampionstheSeattle Seahawks

    See I can do that too….

    Go Hawks!

  12. iwannabewanna says: Aug 13, 2014 1:37 PM

    @bubbybrisket – Obviously not completely since he has excelled for two different organizations now.

  13. thegrigga49 says: Aug 13, 2014 2:24 PM

    Honestly, the 49ers rule.

  14. stillers213 says: Aug 13, 2014 2:41 PM

    When the Steelers lost Foote, Kion was put in a position he was not ready for last season. The MLB duties in Lebeau’s defense have a lot of pre-snap responsibilities as far as getting the defensive play in, etc. I didn’t understand why this burden was placed with Kion in the first few games and not on the more experienced Timmons or Troy. Kion has very good athletic ability but I think he was asked to do too much early on last season and he looked lost at times. He will probably perform much better without the additional mental responsibilities in SF.

  15. decon49 says: Aug 13, 2014 2:49 PM

    garyridgway says:
    Aug 13, 2014 11:46 AM
    But does he have an arrest record? You have to some kind of criminal background in order to play for all the band wagon fans in Santa Clara.

    i guess marshawn wold fit in with the dui’s and hitting women with car’s…and his fist

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