Tuesday, March 3, 2009

49ers re-sign ex-Jayhawk


— The San Francisco 49ers re-signed fullback Moran Norris to a three-year contract Monday, welcoming back the burly run-blocker after releasing him last summer.

Norris, an eight-year NFL veteran and Kansas University product, played for the 49ers from 2006-07. He was the lead blocker for Frank Gore when the running back led the NFC in rushing with 1,695 yards in 2006, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl.

San Francisco dropped Norris after training camp last season because former offensive coordinator Mike Martz’s offense didn’t make much use of a fullback. Norris signed with the Detroit Lions, starting eight games in their 0-16 season.

“I thought (returning to San Francisco) would be a good possibility, but I just didn’t know what route they were going to go,” Norris said Monday after signing the deal at the 49ers’ training complex.


Dyrk Dugan 10 years, 10 months ago

good for Moran. he was a very good spread back for of the few bright spots of the Terry Allen era.

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