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Charles Omenihu shocked by trade but ready for ‘new beginnings’ with 49ers

Nov 2, 2021 at 11:54 AM

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Today, the San Francisco 49ers added some defensive-line depth by trading a late-round 2023 draft pick for Houston Texans pass rusher Charles Omenihu, a former fifth-round draft pick.

Trades often come out of nowhere, taking the players involved by surprise. That was the case for Omenihu.

"A little bit of shock, but I know it's a business," Omenihu said via Houston-area reporter Aaron Wilson. "It happens. I appreciate the city of Houston; I appreciate the organization for drafting me, and all the guys in my time here. It's a new opportunity, and I'm ready."

Omenihu also has a message for his new fans.

"San Francisco, I'm ready," he added. "The 49ers are a historic organization. They know what it looks like to get it done and win. I'm ready for new beginnings and a new experience."

The trade deadline is this afternoon. The 49ers will hold their first practice of the week on Wednesday. The team is coming off a 33-22 road victory over the Chicago Bears and preparing for its Week 9 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium.
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