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49ers flying in Ziggy Ansah, who is expected to sign with the team

Sep 21, 2020 at 6:47 AM--


Some defensive line help may be on the way. It looks like Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah's gamble to turn down an offer from the San Francisco 49ers and await a better offer from a more desperate team paid off. That more desperate team, however, is now the 49ers after second-year defensive end Nick Bosa left Week 2's win over the New York Jets with what is believed to be a season-ending ACL injury.

The 49ers are flying in Ansah, 31, to meet up with the team on the East Coast, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The expectation is that the defender will sign with the team after going through another round of COVID-19 testing.


Before last week's workout, Ansah previously visited with the team in August, but San Francisco instead opted to sign Dion Jordan.

In addition to Bosa, the 49ers lost defensive lineman Solomon Thomas on Sunday. He reportedly suffered a knee injury as well. The team was already without pass rusher Dee Ford, who is dealing with a neck injury and was ruled "out" for Week 2.

The Lions drafted Ansah out of BYU with the No. 5 overall pick in 2013. He registered 18 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two passes defensed, and two forced fumbles through 11 games with the Seahawks in 2019.

Ansah has recorded 228 tackles, 50.5 sacks, four passes defensed, and 12 forced fumbles through his seven NFL seasons.

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