The Press Democrat

49ers give Killens special-teams tryout
January 08, 2003

In need of help for their bedraggled special teams, the 49ers on Tuesday worked out linebacker Terry Killens. The team could sign him as early as today.

Killens, a seven-year veteran, played for the 49ers in the 2001 season, leading the team with 25 tackles on special teams. He also started two games at linebacker.

He signed with the Denver Broncos in the offseason but was cut prior to the start of the season. Killens, 28, signed with Seattle in November and played in three games before getting cut on Dec. 9.

The 49ers are looking to bolster their coverage units for Sunday's NFC divisional playoff at Tampa against the Buccaneers. They are hoping to regain the services of rookie Saleem Rasheed, who has missed most of the season with a muscle pull in his thigh.

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