Special-teams ace Costanzo returns to 49ers

Special-teams ace Costanzo returns to 49ers
June 3, 2014, 7:45 am
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Blake Costanzo recorded 12 total tackles for the 49ers in 2011. (USATSI)

Linebacker Blake Costanzo, a popular 49ers special-teams standout in 2011, is back with the club, according to agent David Canter.

Costanzo, 30, a seven-year NFL veteran, played with the Cleveland Browns in 2009 and 2010 under special teams coordinator Brad Seely, who brought Costanzo with him to the 49ers in 2011.

Costanzo signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bears in 2012.

In his second tour with the 49ers, Costanzo will face stiff competition to earn a roster with with a roster that includes several veteran special-teams players, including C.J. Spillman, Craig Dahl, Bubba Ventrone and Kassim Osgood.


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