The 49ers announced on Wednesday afternoon that they signed WR Marlon Moore to a one-year contract. Moore was previously on the Miami Dolphins for the last three years where he had six receptions. He played a role on special teams with two kickoff returns for 51 yards.
Moore is a Sacramento native and will return to Northern California for his career. He said he is optimistic on playing with the 49ers.
"Being a California kid and watching these guys growing up put me in a good spot," said Moore. “I’m happy to be back home and I love the sweater weather. I look forward to doing work for the 49ers.”
Moore will compete for playing time with a young group of receivers at his position which include Chad Hall, Ricardo Lockette and Joe Hastings. With Moore's ability to play special teams, he could compete with LaMichael James for the kickoff return and punt returning role for the 49ers.
He is known as a speedy receiver as he ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash prior to the 2010 draft. He was an undrafted free agent signed by the Dolphins.
Earlier this month, the 49ers traded for veteran receiver Anquan Boldin in exchange for a sixth round pick. He will likely on the opposite side of Michael Crabtree in 2013. Boldin, is expected to take his physical and will most likely sign with the 49ers on Wednesday.