Now it appears he returns as a fullback. The 49ers announced they signed Tukuafu and he is listed as a fullback. He takes the place of starting fullback Bruce Miller on the roster. Miller was placed on injured reserve.
The 49ers listed Tukuafu as a fullback only. Most of his NFL experience is at defensive tackle. He played minimally at fullback, but the 6-foot-4, 293-pounder is a blocking weapon in short-yardage situations. Expect Tukuafu to give the 49ers another option as they adjust to playing without Miller, who was on the field for nearly 60 percent of the snaps this season.