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Hello again: 49ers sign Mike Person, who was drafted by San Francisco years ago

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) calls a play behind center Mike Person (68) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) calls a play behind center Mike Person (68) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.

The 49ers added more depth to their offensive line Wednesday by signing Mike Person, a member of their once-acclaimed 2011 draft class.

Person was a seventh-round pick that year, but is one of three players from that 10-man class who remains in the league. The others are center Daniel Kilgore (fifth round), now with the Miami Dolphins, and safety Colin Jones (sixth round), who's with the Carolina Panthers. The 49ers' second-round pick that year, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has filed a grievance against the NFL alleging that the teams have colluded to keep him out.

Person played tackle at Montana State but was drafted to play guard. He's played at several spots along the offensive line for seven NFL teams.

His most productive season came in 2015, when he started 14 games, most of them at center, for the Atlanta Falcons. Their offensive coordinator at the time was Kyle Shanahan, now the 49ers head coach.

The 49ers released another versatile offensive lineman, Zane Beadles, earlier in the week. With Person, the 49ers have room to sign one more player to their offseason roster.

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