49ers re-sign QB Josh Johnson, release Ventrone

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed reserve quarterback Josh Johnson after releasing him last week.

The 49ers released safety Bubba Ventrone on Tuesday to clear space for Johnson on the roster. Johnson was waived Friday when the 49ers re-signed special teams standout Kassim Osgood.

Osgood was released earlier last week when the 49ers signed Ventrone. Ventrone played on special teams during San Francisco's 31-17 victory at St. Louis on Monday night but did not record any tackles.

Johnson is behind starter Colin Kaepernick and backup Blaine Gabbert on the depth chart.


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