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2021 NFL free agency: Saturday roundup of latest news, buzz

The San Francisco 49ers are adding a familiar face to their receiving corps.

Veteran wideout Mohamed Sanu will return to the club for a second stint after agreeing to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, per Sanu's agent Mike McCartney.

After a disappointing 2019 campaign, Sanu signed with the 49ers last September. The 31-year-old appeared in three games for the club in 2020, securing his only target for nine yards. He was released in early October.

Sanu joined the Lions' practice squad in November and eventually found his was on the active roster by the end of the month. Sanu pieced together a decent seven-game stint as a member of Detroit's ailing offense, hauling in 16 receptions (23 targets) for 178 yards and a touchdown.

A 2012 third-round draft pick out of Rutgers, Sanu has experienced his share of highs and lows during his NFL career. Perhaps a second go-around with the 49ers, who could use some additional help in the slot, will see him get back on track.

Elsewhere in the NFL on Saturday:

  • The Minnesota Vikings are signing former Cowboys safety Xavier Woods to a one-year deal worth up to $2.25 million, Rapoport reported, per a source.
  • The Seattle Seahawks announced the re-signing of running back Chris Carson. It was reported on March 19 that Carson agreed to a two-year, $14.6 million deal to remain in Seattle.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are re-signing defensive lineman Tyson Alualu on a two-year deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports, per a source. Alualu had initially agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars but had an apparent change of heart. After testing positive for COVID, a source tells Pelissero, Alualu couldn't make the trip to Jacksonville to complete the deal, and considering he had built his dream home in Pittsburgh and his kids were enrolled in school, Alualu had ten days to think about it and decided to stay.

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