49ers get Tavares Gooden after all

The San Francisco 49ers worked on swinging a trade for Tavares Gooden with the Baltimore Ravens before final cuts.

When a deal fell through, the 49ers were eventually able to negotiate with Gooden on their own, coming to terms with the inside linebacker on a one-year contract, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com.

Gooden, a third-round pick by the Ravens in 2008, appeared in 26 games over the last three seasons in Baltimore, mostly on special teams. He did made 12 starts in 2009.

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