Mark Nzeocha To Re-Sign With 49ers

It sounds like Mark Nzeocha is heading back to San Francisco. Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports (via Twitter) that the linebacker intends to re-sign with the 49ers.

The 29-year-old spent that past two seasons with the Niners, appearing in 26 games between two seasons. The former seventh-rounder appeared in 16 games (three starts) last season, compiling 22 tackles, one sack, one pass defended, and one forced fumble. Nzeocha also led the 49ers with seven special-teams tackle. The linebacker didn’t play enough snaps to earn a spot on Pro Football Focus‘ positional rankings, but his pass-rushing ability received some praise.

Nzeocha will likely continue to have a special teams role in San Francisco, but he may occasionally see time at linebacker. He’ll have to compete with Dekoda WatsonRyan Delaire, and free-agent addition David Mayo for backup reps.

We learned yesterday that Nzeocha met with the Bills.

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