The 49ers re-signed veteran linebacker Desmond Bishop, who finished the 2014 season on their roster, to a one-year deal after a workout Tuesday at the team facility.
Bishop, 30, played at Cal. He was a sixth-round pick by the Packers in 2007 and also has been with the Vikings and Cardinals. He played in two games for the 49ers late last season after rookie Chris Borland was put on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Whether the team will add any inside linebackers beyond Bishop is unclear. They have shown interest in several, including Lance Briggs, Erin Henderson and Philip Wheeler. The team looks to bulk up the position after the back-to-back retirements of Patrick Willis and Borland.
Bishop, Wheeler and Briggs – as well as wide receiver Hakeem Nicks – worked out at the team facility Tuesday. Henderson met with team officials last week and has a visit planned with the Jets this week.
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49ers general manager Trent Baalke said last week that the team has options. They have two starter-caliber inside linebackers in NaVorro Bowman and Michael Wilhoite, along with reserves Nick Moody and Shayne Skov. The 49ers also could look for another inside linebacker in the April 30-May 2 draft. They’ve already met with several prospects.
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