After going undrafted over the weekend, former Boise State running back D.J. Harper has landed with the San Francisco 49ers according to his twitter account.
On Monday morning, Harper tweeted “signed with the niner!!!thanks to all my family and friends for the support!!!!”
Harper rushed for a career-high 1,137 yards as a senior last fall and scored a total of 41 touchdowns throughout his six years at Boise State.
Currently, the 49ers have plenty of options at running back. While eighth-year veteran Frank Gore remains the starter, over the last three years San Francisco has added Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James to the mix, along with 2013 NFL Draft pick Marcus Lattimore.
Harper becomes the latest running back with an injury riddled past that San Francisco has on its roster. Both Gore and Lattimore each suffered multiple knee injuries in during their collegiate careers.
- A source says that former Boise State linebacker Tommy Smith has seen “zero love” in the free-agent field. The same source added that at the moment it “does not look good,” referring to his chances of signing a contract.
- Jay Tust (Follow on Twitter: @KTVBSportsGuy)