49ers sign linebacker Tavares Gooden
The 6-foot-1, 242-pound Gooden has played in 26 games with 12 starts in three seasons with Baltimore, recording 66 tackles on defense and 22 tackles on special teams.
He was a third-round draft pick by the Ravens in 2008 out of Miami. Gooden played in 10 games last season.
Gooden's position coach in Baltimore from 2008-09 was 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who served under John Harbaugh, brother of new 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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