49ers sign McCoil; place Williams Jr. on injured reserve

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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 31: Kendrick Bourne #84, Dexter McCoil #27, Cassius Marsh #54, Tyvis Powell #45 Mark Nzeocha #46 and Elijah Lee #47 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, […]

The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday they have signed defensive back Dexter McCoil to a one-year contract.

The team has placed safety Terrell Williams Jr. on injured reserve to make room on the roster. He injured his leg during joint practices this week.

McCoil originally joined the 49ers in 2017 after the team claimed him off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers.

He went on to appear in eight games for San Francisco and registered one tackle.

McCoil was waived by the team in April.

Williams Jr. originally signed with the 49ers in April as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Houston. 

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