The 49ers claimed DB Cleveland Wallace III off waivers from the Houston Texans, the team announced on Thursday afternoon.
In order to make room on the roster, the team has waived LB Lenny Jones.
Wallace (5-11, 177) originally signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2016 and recently waived on August 3.
A 22-year-old native of Mountain View, CA, Wallace played two seasons at San Jose State University (2014-15), after transferring from the University of Washington (2012-13). He appeared in 25 games in his two seasons at SJSU following 10 games played at Washington (2012-13). With the Spartans, he earned Second-Team All-Mountain West honors in 2014, and was a honorable mention selection in 2015. Throughout his collegiate career, he registered 79 tackles and five interceptions.
Jones (6-3, 270) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016, after appearing in 50 games (31 starts) and recording 149 tackles, 31.5 TFLs and 19.0 sacks during his career at the University of Nevada.
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