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Report: 49ers spent ‘big' on undrafted defensive tackle

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The 49ers reportedly are betting big on former Florida Atlantic defensive tackle Evan Anderson.

San Francisco on Saturday signed Anderson as an undrafted free agent, giving the 6-foot-3, 326-pound lineman $280,000 in total guaranteed money -- a $30,000 signing bonus and $250,000 of his base salary guaranteed, KPRC 2 Houston's Aaron Wilson reported Sunday, citing a source.

NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco explained why Anderson's guaranteed contract essentially guarantees the UDFA at least a spot on the 49ers' practice squad.

Per NFL draft analyst Lance Zierlein, Anderson excels against double teams and has a shot at challenging for a roster spot, graded as an eventual average backup or special-teamer after recording 22 tackles and 3.5 sacks during his 2023 season with the Owls. It's clear the 49ers think he could be worth the price, too, especially after San Francisco didn't draft any defensive tackles.

Anderson made waves on social media after his deal with the 49ers with a perfect celebration, champagne and all.

After securing a bag like that, who wouldn't be popping bottles?

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