The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed TE Nate Lawrie to a one-year deal.
Lawrie (6-6, 255) was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He has played in 26 games (five starts), registering four receptions for 43 yards. Lawrie has played for Tampa Bay (2004-05), the New Orleans Saints (2005-06) and the Cincinnati Bengals (2007-08), while also spending time with the Philadelphia Eagles (2004, 2010) and Baltimore Ravens (2008).
Lawrie spent two seasons in the UFL, playing for the California Redwoods (2009) and the Sacramento Mountain Lions (2010), recording 26 receptions for 252 yards and one touchdown.
The 29-year old native of Indianapolis, IN, starred collegiately at Yale and, as a senior, set the school record for receptions by a tight end in a single-season with 72.