Given his Stanford pedigree and Stanford, well, proximity, Shayne Skov was one of the more celebrated members of the San Francisco 49ers’ class of undrafted rookies this past season.
That is why it was somewhat of a head-scratcher when the linebacker was not among the first two waves of reserve/future contract signings.
The Niners, though, announced Friday they had indeed signed him to such a contract.
Skov, a second-team All-American with the Cardinal in 2013, was initially linked to the Oakland Raiders after going undrafted, but signed with the Niners on May 12 and was signed to the practice squad on Aug. 31. He was released Sept. 15 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him to their practice squad nine days later.
On Oct. 21, the Buccaneers released Skov, 24, and the Niners re-signed him on Nov. 11 to the practice squad, where he finished the season.
The six other players whom the Niners have already signed to reserve/future contracts: running back Kendall Gaskins, tight end Xavier Grimble, receiver Lance Lewis, tackle Chris Martin, nose tackle Garrison Smith and defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye.