49ers sign Willie Snead, Jordan Mills

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The 49ers announced they signed offensive lineman Jordan Mills and receiver Willie Snead IV to one-year deals Saturday.

Snead had drawn interest and tryouts this week.

The veteran receiver spent time with the Raiders and Panthers last season. He caught three passes for 32 yards in seven games with Las Vegas before the team released him in late October. He then signed with Carolina’s practice squad, appearing in a pair of games.

In 2020, Snead caught 33 passes for 432 yards with three touchdowns for Baltimore.

Snead entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2014 with the Browns when 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was Cleveland’s offensive coordinator.

Snead has appeared in 95 games with 48 starts since 2015, making 279 career catches for 3,431 yards with 16 touchdowns.

Mills entered the NFL as a fifth-round choice of the Bears in 2013. He has appeared in 100 regular-season games with 87 starts in his time with the Bears (2013-14), Bills (2015-18), Cardinals (2019), Cowboys (2020) and Saints (2021).

He played 10 games with three starts for the Saints last season.

6 responses to “49ers sign Willie Snead, Jordan Mills

  1. As a saints fan,it is encouraging to see the niners picking up players that are not good enough (not too expensive) to remain with the saints.

  2. Key and Hyder are the two most recent players coming to mind who were sort of reclamation projects for the Niners. Key spent one season and got paid real well elsewhere after having gone sorta belly up with Da Raiders. So, here we go again. Godd luck to all.

  3. This don’t bode well for what they think of their OL or WR room when their kicking the tire on these guys. They’re set to have a very bad OL in front of Lance this year outside of their LT. From LG on down there bad. Outside of Deebo they don’t have much at WR either, they’re still trying to get Aiyuk to break out.

  4. Raheem Mostert wasn’t good enough for any team until the Niners gave him a chance….now he’s one of the best in the league.

  5. Both players look to be solid veteran depth, especially Mills. Any guy that can play and start for that many teams has to be doing something right. Nothing wrong with solid backups that can step in when the “next man up” thing hits after an injury.

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