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49ers sign FB Schepler

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Fullback Jason Schepler signed a contract with the San Francisco 49ers after taking advantage of his weekend tryout with the NFC champions.

Schepler started 26 games for Northern Illinois and caught 14 career passes.

He's likely to shift into a combo blocking role to help fill the void left when tight end Delanie Walker, also a standout special teams player and a solid blocker on the edge, signed with the Tennessee Titans as a free agent.

Northern Illinois was 12th in the FBS in rushing last season.
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