49ers sign QB Chirstian Ponder

Sportscaster Samantha Steele, left, and Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Christian Ponder arrive at ESPN The Magazine's "Next" Event on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The 49ers have signed QB Chirstian Ponder. 

According to 49ers.com, Ponder was signed to a one year deal, as Thad Lewis was placed on the injured reserve list to make room on the team. 

According to 49ers.com, "Originally the 12th overall draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Ponder (6-2, 230) has appeared in 38 games (36 starts), completing 632 passes for 6,658 yards and 38 touchdowns, and 26 rushes for 639 yards and seven touchdowns, during his time in Minnesota (2011-14). Ponder signed with the Oakland Raiders on March 13, 2015, and spent training camp with the team before being released on September 5, 2015. He later signed with the Denver Broncos on November 25, 2015, where he was inactive for two games for Denver and later released on December 8, 2015."

Ponder is originally from Dallas, Texas and attended Florida State. He is married to sportscaster Samantha Ponder.