49ers looking at ex-Warrior Travis LaBoy
Former University of Hawaii star Travis LaBoy could end up with his hometown NFL team — the San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers, who assigned a franchise tag on nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin, are considering adding defensive player to the mix with LaBoy, a free-agent outside linebacker who starred at UH.
His agent said Tuesday that LaBoy visited the 49ers earlier this month. LaBoy, 28, was a second-round pick for the Tennessee Titans in 2004 and recorded 19 1/2 sacks in four seasons there. In 2008, the Cardinals signed him to a five-year, $22 million contract as a quasi defensive end-outside linebacker.
Although LaBoy got off to a good start with the Cardinals, he suffered a torn biceps that season and also had a foot injury that eventually required surgery. Arizona released him before the 2009 season.
The 49ers gave him a medical examination, and he also met with coach Mike Singletary and defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.
LaBoy is from the Bay Area and attended Marin Catholic High School. He also has visited with the New York Jets.