Biggs: 49ers add veteran LB Wilhelm

The San Francisco 49ers picked up a veteran linebacker today when they signed Matt Wilhelm to replace Jeff Ulbrich, who was placed on injured reserve after suffering a concussion earlier in the month.

Wilhelm was with the Philadelphia Eagles during training camp after being let go by the San Diego Chargers in late July.

The Niners brought Wilhelm in for a visit last week. Ulbrich was injured on the opening kickoff on Oct. 4, and the 10-year veteran said he would not rule out retirement. He’s seen a neurologist, and the team knew it needed to find some experienced help.

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