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49ers sign Tyron Johnson, Tre Swilling

While the NFL changed the third QB rule in 2011 to allow teams to dress a 46th player of any position for games, Mike Florio and Peter King weigh whether the league should consider increasing it to 47.

The 49ers announced they have signed wide receiver Tyron Johnson and cornerback Tre Swilling to futures contracts.

Johnson originally entered the NFL after signing with the Texans in 2019. In his three-year career with the Texans (2019, 2022), Chargers (2020), Jaguars (2021) and Raiders (2021-22), Johnson has appeared in 26 games with one start.

He has 23 receptions for 442 yards and three touchdowns in his career.

Johnson also appeared in one postseason game as a member of the Raiders.

He spent time with the Raiders and Texans in 2021 before finishing on the Bengals’ practice squad.

Swilling entered the NFL after signing with the Titans as an undrafted free agent last May. The Titans waived him in final cuts, and he later signed with the Saints’ practice squad.

Swilling also spent a week on the 49ers’ practice squad.