Linebacker Michael Wilhoite re-signs with 49ers

Restricted free agent Michael Wilhoite will return to the San Francisco 49ers, signing a one-year deal Wednesday.

Wilhoite, 29, had started the past two season at inside linebacker. He had 85 tackles and an interception in 12 starts last season before a season-ending ankle injury.

Wilhoite will probably be competing for a starting role with with Gerald Hodges.

Although linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retired last offseason, the 49ers did not select an inside linebacker in the draft.