49ers sign draft picks Ward, Borland


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Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers signed draft picks Jimmie Ward and Chris Borland on Thursday.

Ward, a 5-foot-11 safety from Northern Illinois, was taken in the first round with the No. 30 pick. He had 319 tackles and 11 interceptions in three seasons for the Huskies.

Borland was one of three third-round picks by San Francisco, selected 77th overall. The 5-foot-11 linebacker finished his college career ranked sixth all-time at Wisconsin with 420 tackles and tied for eighth with 17 sacks.

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