|Aug. 16, 2016 1:01 PM PT2:01 PM MT3:01 PM CT4:01 PM ET20:01 GMT4:01 AM 北京时间1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST3:01 PM CT0:01 UAE (+1)16:01 ET19:01 - The 49ers signed Ponder to a one-year contract Tuesday. The signing occurs as Colin Kaepernick continues to deal with issues with his throwing arm. In addition, the 49ers lost Thad Lewis to a torn ACL in his left knee in Sunday's preseason game.
Analysis: Ponder hasn't played in an NFL game since October 2014. He was the 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Vikings. Ponder spent four seasons with the Vikings and had a 14-21-1 record in 36 games as a starter. He passed for 6,658 yards and 38 touchdowns along with 36 interceptions.