The 49ers officially announced Monday that LB Travis LaBoy has signed a one-year contract with the team.
The 6-3, 250-pound LaBoy, who was a second-round selection (42nd overall) by the Titans in the 2004 draft, is expected to add depth at outside linebacker behind starters Manny Lawson and Parys Haralson.
LaBoy has appeared in 67 games (32 starts) in his five-year career. He has recorded 136 tackles, 23½ sacks, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and one interception. LaBoy had his best season in 2005, when he registered career highs in both tackles (41) and sacks (6½). In 2007, he notched a career-high four forced fumbles.
LaBoy played four seasons with Tennessee before signing with the Cardinals in March 2008. He was released in March 2009 and missed the entire season while recovering from a foot injury.
In other Niners news, it was revealed that 49ers limited partner Franklin Mieuli passed away Sunday from natural causes after having been hospitalized recently. The 89-year-old San Jose native’s longtime interest and love for sports sparked his future involvement in the professional sports teams that brought him five Super Bowl championship rings with the 49ers and one NBA world championship as the former owner of the Golden State Warriors.
“Franklin was unique,” said 49ers owner Dr. John York. “He had his own style and thought process, as well as a tremendous enthusiasm for sports. He attended every 49ers game and cheered with all his heart. The 49ers organization is saddened by his passing, but grateful for having been able to experience his personality and support.”
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