On the same day a report surfaced about All-Pro left guard Mike Iupati being likely to miss some offseason workouts, the 49ers confirmed the signings of 12 undrafted free agents.

Iupati underwent shoulder surgery since the season ended and is expected to miss the upcoming organized team activities, according to the Sacramento Bee. That report said the extent of Iupati's injury is unknown but that he's expected back in time for training camp in late July.

Recently signed Adam Snyder is a likely candidate to fill in for Iupati during his absence.

In other news, the 49ers signed punter Anthony Santella to a one-year contract and added 12 undrafted free agents, including former Stanford fullback Alex Debniak.

The others were receiver Chuck Jacobs (Utah State), running backs D.J. Harper (Boise State) and MarQueis Gray (Minnesota), offensive linemen Sherman Carter (Tennessee State), Luke Marquardt (Azusa Pacific) and Patrick Omameh (Michigan), long snapper Kevin McDermott (UCLA), cornerbacks Lowell Rose (Tulsa) and Darryl Morris (Texas State) and defensive linemen Lawrence Okoye (no college) and Mike Purcell (Wyoming).

  • Former Cal fullback Eric Stevens signed with St. Louis after going undrafted. Also, former San Jose State running back De'Leon Eskridge signed with Jacksonville. The transfer from Minnesota ran for 1,025 yards in 2012.


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  • Jacksonville signed Marcus Trufant, reuniting the free agent cornerback with first-year coach Gus Bradley. The Jaguars released veteran cornerback Antwaun Molden to make room on the roster for the former Seattle starter. Bradley is the ex-Seahawks defensive coordinator.

  • John Kasay, among the all-time leaders in field goals (sixth with 461) and scoring (eighth with 1,970 points), retired with Carolina after signing a one-day contract. He played 15 seasons with the Panthers.

  • Former Cleveland general manager Tom Heckert is Denver's new director of pro personnel.

    Colleges

    Arizona defensive end Tedy Bruschi and Heisman Trophy winners Danny Wuerffel of Florida, Vinny Testaverde of Miami and Ron Dayne of Wisconsin were among the 12 players and two coaches chosen to the College Football Hall of Fame by the National Football Foundation. Bruschi, who played for former San Jose State coach Dick Tomey in Tucson, Ariz., finished with 52 sacks.

    Other players to be inducted in December are Nebraska's Tommie Frazier, North Carolina State's Ted Brown, Texas' Jerry Gray, Kentucky's Steve Meilinger, Ohio State's Orlando Pace, Oklahoma's Rod Shoate, Michigan State's Percy Snow and Baylor's Don Trull. The coaches are Wayne Hardin of Navy and Temple and Bill McCartney of Colorado.

  • The national basketball semifinals will air on TBS in 2014 and 2015, with the title game still on CBS. Under the 14-year deal that CBS and Turner Sports signed with the NCAA in 2010, CBS and TBS were scheduled to start alternating broadcasts of the entire Final Four starting in 2016, but Turner had the option to move that up to 2014.

    Motor sports

    John Middlebrook, NASCAR's chief appellate officer, issued his ruling against Penske Racing. Though most penalties were upheld, suspensions for seven key employees were reduced from six points races to two. Team owner Roger Penske was "very happy with the outcome." NASCAR inspectors confiscated parts from the rear suspensions of the cars of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano before the April 13 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

    NASCAR docked Keselowski and Logano 25 points each and fined crew chiefs Paul Wolfe and Todd Gordon $100,000 each. It also suspended Wolfe, Gordon, Travis Geisler, Jerry Kelley, Raymond Fox, Brian Wilson and Samuel Stanley for six races. Middlebrook, an ex-General Motors executive, is paid $1 per year.

    Tennis

    Grigor Dimitrov upset top-ranked Novak Djokovic 7-6 (6), 6-7 (8), 6-3 in the second round of the Madrid Open. The 28th-ranked Bulgarian saved three set points in the first set. "I didn't prepare myself so good," said Djokovic, who received medical treatment on his ankle while up 4-2 in the second set. Also, Roger Federer ousted Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3. In second-round women's play, Serena Williams beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-2, 7-5.

    Hockey

    Russia (3-0) got late goals from Yevgeni Medvedev and Alexander Radulov to beat the United States 5-3 in the world championships in Helsinki. The Americans (2-1) got two goals from Paul Stastny and one from Matt Hunwick.

    Cycling

    Enrico Battaglin won the 153-mile fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia, while Luca Paolini retained the overall lead. Favorite Bradley Wiggins fell to sixth in the standings, 34 seconds behind Paolini.

    The Associated Press and wire services contributed to this report.