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49ers select defensive back Ward with 30th pick

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By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have selected defensive back Jimmie Ward from Northern Illinois with the 30th pick in the NFL draft.

General manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh might move Ward from safety to cornerback to fill a need on the defense after San Francisco released Carlos Rogers and then saw both Rogers and Tarell Brown join the Oakland Raiders across the bay.

The 5-foot-10, 193-pound Ward started all 14 games at strong safety last season, leading his team with 95 tackles - 62 solo - with a 10-yard sack and 10 pass deflections.

Tramaine Brock is returning for the Niners after receiving a four-year contract extension in November that takes him through 2017.

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