Defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie signed a one-year deal Tuesday with the 49ers as an exclusive rights free agent.
The 49ers’ other exclusive rights free agent, linebacker Michael Wilhoite, has yet to sign his contract. But Wilhoite is still taking part in the team’s offseason conditioning program, according to a source.
The 49ers placed exclusive-rights tenders on both Jerod-Eddie and Wilhoite at the beginning of the new league year. Both players have two years of NFL service and are not eligible to negotiate with other teams.
Jerod-Eddie played all 16 games last season, including two starts at nose tackle. He played in 15 games in 2013 and made two starts. He originally signed with the 49ers in 2012 as an undrafted rookie from Texas A&M.
Wilhoite – and any unsigned player who has been tendered – has full rights/protection while working out, just as rookies who participate in official offseason programs before signing contracts.