The San Francisco 49ers signed Skuta to a two-year contact Thursday. The team made the announcement late Thursday, on Day 3 of the NFL's free agency period. Skuta, 26, spent his first four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.|||||||
Skuta made 26 tackles last season and a team-leading 17 tackles on special teams for the Bengals. He now joins one of the best linebacking groups in the NFL - featuring Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith and Larry Grant. So, breaking into that defense might be a tough task on the Super Bowl runner-up 49ers.
The Bengals on Friday re-signed Skuta.|||||||
Skuta, a former Grand Valley State great, has appeared in the last 37 Bengals games, including two postseason tilts.
The Bengals have added to their depth at linebacker by promoting Skuta from their practice squad.|||||||
Skuta signed with the Bengals on April 30 as an undrafted free agent from Grand Valley State. He played in all four preseason games but failed to make the final cut and was signed to the practice squad.