49ers sign LB Lemonier, FB Schepler

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The San Francisco 49ers signed third-round draft pick Corey Lemonier to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Lemonier, 6-feet-3 and 255 pounds, is a pass rusher who started 26 of 39 career games at Auburn University, finishing with 100 tackles, 17 sacks, 24 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. The two-time All-SEC honoree fell to the third round despite intriguing raw skills after struggling down the stretch in 2012 - particularly against the run - and because many scouts feel he's a defensive end/linebacker 'tweener who doesn't fit all schemes.
A defensive end for the Tigers, he's expected to transition to outside linebacker in the 49ers' 3-4 scheme. San Francisco traded the No. 93 overall pick and a seventh-round pick to the Green Bay Packers to move up to select Lemonier with the No. 88 overall selection in April.
The 49ers have now signed 10 of their 11 draft picks.
The team also announced the signing of fullback Jason Schepler to a three-year deal. Fullback Alex Debniak was waived to make room on the roster for Schepler.
Schepler played in 49 games, including 26 starts, for Northern Illinois and made 14 receptions for 177 yards with two touchdowns in his college career.
The 49ers originally signed Debniak as an undrafted free agent on May 7.

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