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Shanahan confirms 49ers likely down another edge rusher for the season

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It almost defies belief. In Week 2, the 49ers lost both Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas for the season with ACL tears on back-to-back plays on the turf at MetLife Stadium, which has since received intense scrutiny.

Then, Dee Ford picked up what was initially termed a neck injury. It has since been deemed a back injury, an area of the body in which Ford has a severe, worrying history. He underwent surgery on that back which at one point put in question his ability to walk. He has been placed on injured reserve and has no clear timeline for his return, if he is indeed to return this season.

So, San Francisco promoted Dion Jordan from the practice squad and signed free agent Ziggy Ansah, who they had passed on twice, after a pair of separate visits to the facility and with worries about his health. He was reportedly given a one-year, $3 million deal, and it now looks like his less than two games with San Francisco may be his only games with franchise, as the 49ers have yet another edge injury.

According to head coach Kyle Shanahan, it is suspected that Ansah suffered a torn bicep and will be placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. While the 49ers have Ronald Blair III on the physically unable to perform list and he’s eligible to return in Week 7, they have no clear edge options on the practice squad other than Alex Barrett. It’s likely they’ll have to sign another free agent.


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