49ers sign veteran defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 1: Ethan Westbrooks #93 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on during the game against the Minnesota Vikings on September 1, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Rams 27-25. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

SANTA CLARA (KRON) – The newest addition to the San Francisco 49ers — Ethan Westbrooks.

The Niners announced Wednesday that they have signed veteran defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks to a one-year deal.

Westbrooks entered the NFL in 2014 after signing with the then St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent.

In his five years with the Rams, the 6-foot-4, 287-pound defensive tackle appeared in 67 games and started in 11. He collected 79 tackles, 9 sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery returned for a TD, respectively.

In his solo postseason appearance, he tallied three tackles.

In 2019, Westbrooks signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent on July 30 and was released a month later.

The Elk Grove native attended Sacramento City College before transferring to West Texas A&M University for two seasons.

At West Texas A&M, Westbrooks appeared in 29 games and started 23. He registered 96 tackles, 23.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

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