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November 20, 2007
49ers sign QB Drew Olson to practice squad

With Shaun Hill dealing with a broken finger and Alex Smith's season in limbo, the 49ers signed former UCLA quarterback Drew Olson to the practice squad today. Olson spent time on the Carolina Panthers' active roster this season and was on the Ravens' practice squad last year.
The team waived OL Sean Estrada to make room for Olson, who was born in San Francisco.
There is no word yet on how Smith's doctor's appointment in Alabama went. If I find out, you'll be the first to know ...

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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