The San Francisco 49ers on Friday announced they have signed LB Nick Bellore to a two-year deal.
Bellore (6-1, 250) originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2011. He has played in all 64 games with the Jets over the past four seasons (2011-14), and has registered three tackles along with 90 special teams tackles. Last season, he ranked second on the team with 15 special teams tackles. Bellore led the team in special teams tackles in each of his first three seasons with the Jets (31 in 2011, 17 in 2012 and 27 in 2013).
A 25-year-old native of Whitefish Bay, WI, Bellore attended Central Michigan University, where he appeared in 52 games (51 starts). He finished his career with 472 tackles, including three consecutive seasons with 100-or-more tackles. He was selected to participate in the 2011 East-West Shrine Game as a senior after earning First-Team All-MAC defense honors.
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