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Friday, February 27, 2009
Rossum's return pumps up 49ers' return game


Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

San Francisco 49ers 2009 UFAs Pos. Age
Jamie Martin
QB 39.0
Allen Rossum
KR 33.3
Takeo Spikes
LB 32.1
J.T. O'Sullivan QB 29.5
DeShaun Foster
RB 29.1
Sean Ryan
TE 28.9
Donald Strickland
CB 28.2
Damane Duckett
OL 28.0
Bryant Johnson
WR
27.9
Ronald Fields
DL 27.4
Roderick Green
LB 26.8
Billy Bajema
TE 26.3

The 49ers' contract agreement with Allen Rossum leaves the team with 11 unrestricted free agents.

Rossum averaged a career-high 26.8 yards per kickoff return for the 49ers last season, including a career-long 104-yard return at Arizona.

Injuries slowed Rossum later in the season, but his big-play ability in the return game made him an important player to re-sign.

Rossum, 33, also averaged 14.9 yards per punt return, a career high.