3 free-agent options for SF 49ers in wake of Nick Bosa injury

Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Garoppolo, Ezekiel Ansah, SF 49ers, Seattle Seahawks
Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Seattle Seahawks pressures Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

SF 49ers Free-Agent Target No. 1: EDGE Ezekiel Ansah

The Niners already brought in veteran free-agent EDGE Ezekiel Ansah for a second workout ahead of the team’s Week 2 matchup at New York.

The two parties left without a deal being finalized, although one could easily speculate the situation for San Francisco has changed a lot now. During his postgame press conference, head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Ansah could be back on the SF 49ers’ radar:

Like Anthony Zettel, Ansah has a prior history with Kris Kocurek, who already convinced the Niners to retain one of their now-more-featured pass-rushers, Kerry Hyder, who’ll assume a larger role with Nick Bosa likely out for the season.

Perhaps Ansah will be the latest added to the mix.

Ansah, however, also comes with a lengthy injury history and hasn’t played a fully healthy season since 2017 when he recorded 12 sacks back with the Lions when Kocurek was there.

Still, it could be a proverbial “desperation mode” for San Francisco, as the team will need to find at least some supplementary pass-rush prowess from players who have stayed on the free-agent wire all throughout the offseason.

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Regardless, expect the 49ers to make some much-needed moves here in the very near future.