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The 49ers claimed for Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong

The 49ers added another inside linebacker on Wednesday, who doesn't have to travel far.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The 49ers have added two inside linebacker to the 53-man roster since the start of the regular season in addition to NaVorro Bowman, Michael Wilhoite, Shayne Skov and Nick Bellore.

The first was Gerald Hodges, who was acquired via trade with the Vikings in October. Wednesday, the 49ers added former Oakland Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong.

A roster spot was vacated by Glenn Dorsey, who was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn right ACL.

The Raiders released Armstrong Tuesday. He became subject of an investigation for taunting a police dog in Pittsburgh on the team's trip to play the Steelers earlier this month, which he was not charged.

Armstrong (6-3, 220) is reunited with former Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, who serves as a the 49ers' linebackers coaching and senior defensive assistant. Tarver was Oakland's defensive coordinator from 2012 to 2014.

The Raiders added Armstrong after he was released by the Rams in Oct. 2014. He played in 21 games for the Raiders over the last two seasons.


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