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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) _ Clevan Thomas, the Arena League Defensive Player of the Year for ArenaBowl champion San Jose, signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday.

Thomas, a defensive back and kick returner from Florida State, also was selected the Arena League's top rookie.

The 49ers also claimed former Buffalo receiver Jeremy McDaniel off waivers and signed former Arena League receiver Antoine Tolliver. The team waived cornerback Fred Booker and receivers Nate Jackson and Corey Brown.