Former Montana Grizzly linebackers Brock Coyle and Jordan Tripp have signed new contracts to continue their NFL careers.
The San Francisco 49ers announced Coyle’s signing on March 10. Coyle, who originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2014, is signing a one-year contract with the 49ers. He played in 35 games, including five starts, for the Seahawks, recording 24 tackles and one sack.
Coyle played in 12 games with the Seahawks last season, when he had 15 tackles and the one sack.
Tripp re-signed with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday, the team announced. Tripp initially signed with Green Bay last December, appearing in two regular-season games and three playoff games for the Packers.
He was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He played in 13 games as a rookie, but was released prior to the 2015 season. Since leaving the Dolphins, Tripp has spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Seattle Seahawks.
Coyle and Tripp are two of six former Grizzlies in the NFL.
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson is still with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Johnson on March 1 for the second consecutive season. The tag makes Johnson, who has 16 interceptions in his five-year career, the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
Tyrone Holmes is entering the second year of a four-year contract with the Cleveland Browns, according to www.overthecap.com, a website dedicated to monitoring the NFL salary cap and player contracts. The site also lists offensive lineman William Poehls as under contract with the Chicago Bears.
Wide receiver Jamaal Jones signed another contract with the Los Angeles Chargers in January.
Nine-year NFL kicker Dan Carpenter was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier this month. Chase Reynolds, who has played for the Rams — first in St. Louis and then in Los Angeles — since 2013, signed a one-year contract with the team prior to last season and is now a free agent. And Marc Mariani, who has spent his five-year career with the Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears, is also a free agent.