Lawrence Okoye signs with the San Francisco 49ers

Lawrence Okoye competing at London 2012
Lawrence Okoye competing at London 2012. Credit: Marius Becker/DPA/Press Association Images

Lawrence Okoye has signed with five-time Super Bowl champions the San Francisco 49ers, despite remaining undrafted by the end of this week's NFL Draft.

Okoye announced the news that he would be joining the team as an undrafted free agent via his Twitter account.

British linebacker Tom Wort was also not drafted.

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Brits signed up by NFL teams

Manchester-born Menelik Watson has been selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Lawrence Okoye remained undrafted but later announced that he had signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent.