San Francisco 49ers Sign CB Dre' Bly

Andrew Garda@andrew_gardaFeatured ColumnistMay 21, 2009

With the injury to Walt Harris this week, it was only a matter of time before the 49ers brought in another veteran to fill out the roster spot and the today the team signed cornerback Dre' Bly accordingly.

Bly, who according to Matt Maiocco of the The Press Democrat signed a one-year contract today, has been around the league a few times. Most recently he played with the Denver Broncos after working for the Lions and Rams previously.

He has been unemployed since he was cut by the Broncos this offseason. While with Denver, he compiled 62 tackles (54 solo, 8 assisted) over 16 games. He also had a pair of interceptions.

While Bly's best days might be behind him, he is still a producer and helps give the 49ers some veteran depth. With Shawntae Spencer coming off an injury and players like Tarrell Brown and Marcus Hudson who have yet to prove themselves, a little extra proven support could be a big deal.

Bly will likely line up across from Nate Clements this season and get his hands dirty supporting the run defense—something he can defintely do.


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