Niners sign Seahawks’ draft pick receiver Harper 

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  • Wide receiver Chris Harper #17 of the Seattle Seahawks drops a pass in the end zone against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on August 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

The 49ers signed wide receiver Chris Harper to a three-year contract on Monday.

San Francisco announced the move during its day off before Week 1 preparation begins in earnest ahead of Sunday’s season opener against the Green Bay Packers. Harper was a fourth-round draft pick by the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks, who released him Saturday.

Niners trade Johnson to Colts: The Indianapolis Colts acquired linebacker Cam Johnson in a trade with the 49ers. Indianapolis said it sent an undisclosed conditional draft pick to the 49ers. The 6-foot-2, 268-pound Johnson was San Francisco’s seventh-round draft pick in 2012.

Wallace lands with Packers: Quarterback Seneca Wallace, who was with the 49ers for roughly a week before he was released Thursday, was signed to back up Aaron Rodgers with the Packers. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh said Wallace was “not going to continue to play football” when he was released last week, lending to speculation to whether Wallace decided to retire. The Packers also previously signed former 49ers QB Scott Tolzien to their practice squad.

Practice squad set: The 49ers added seven players to the practice squad: offensive tackle Carter Bykowski, running back Jewel Hampton, wideout Chuck Jacobs, cornerback Darryl Morris, guard Patrick Omameh, nose tackle Mike Purcell and safety Michael Thomas.


49ers vs. Packers

WHEN: Sunday, 1:25 p.m.

WHERE: Candlestick Park

TV: Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)

RADIO: KGO (810 AM), KSAN (107.7 FM)

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