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49ers Sign Seneca Wallace To A 1-Year Deal

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Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images.
Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images.

The San Francisco 49ers have signed QB Seneca Wallace to a one-year deal, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. Subsequently, to make space the team decided to waive WR Ricardo Lockette, despite being praised by Kaepernick and Harbaugh entering training camp.

Wallace, who has started in 21 career games, was a fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2003. Wallace most recently spent time with the Cleveland Browns backing up Colt McCoy, who he now once again shares practice reps with in San Francisco.

The 49ers offense hasn’t necessarily shined in two preseason games where they combined for 21 points, and in case they needed last week’s preseason game against the Chiefs as a reminder, Alex Smith doesn’t have Colin Kaepernick’s back this season. Someone is going to have to have Kaepernick’s back as Niners fans collectively hold their breaths waiting to see if Kaepernick is durable enough for an entire NFL season.

With a cast of relatively young and unproven backups on the depth chart (Colt McCoy and BJ Daniels), signing Wallace added competition to the 49ers passing attack that is suddenly crowded behind No. 7.