The 49ers acquired linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong late last season and liked enough of what they saw to give him a chance to make an impression on the new coaching staff.
The team announced Tuesday that they have re-signed Armstrong to a one-year deal. Armstrong was set to become a restricted free agent, but the deal allows both sides to avoid the tender process.
Armstrong had five tackles in three games as a backup linebacker and special teamer after joining the 49ers on waivers. He played 21 games for the Raiders over the last two seasons, although his most memorable moment may have come before a game in Pittsburgh last year when his interactions with a police dog briefly drew scrutiny from law enforcement.
The 49ers also announced that they have tendered linebacker Michael Wilhoite as a restricted free agent and guard Jordan Devey as an exclusive rights free agent. Wilhoite has reportedly been tendered at the lowest level, which means the 49ers could match any outside offers but would not receive draft pick compensation if he leaves.
Defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie has not been tendered as a restricted free agent, although Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that’s because the 49ers are working to sign him to a long-term deal.