The San Francisco 49ers gave former Seahawks pass rusher Ziggy Ansah a physical and COVID-19 testing, per Ian Rapoport. This is out of the blue, but the 49ers have been aggressive throughout John Lynch’s tenure. Ansah played 350 snaps for the Seahawks last year. He finished with 22 total pressures, but PFF wasn’t too high on him, as he finished with a 56.0 grade. Ansah has had a lengthy injury history, but a reduced snap count could be exactly what he needs. Ansah had a shoulder injury the first two weeks of the season, a back injury by Week 4, and Ansah suffered an ankle injury during Week 6 last year. A neck injury caused him to be questionable during December.
Adam Schefter reported that the 49ers are also hosting former first-round pick Dion Jordan, who played 173 snaps for the Raiders in 2019. Jordan was a more productive pass rusher than Ansah, as PFF credited him for 13 pressures, including three sacks.
It’s evident that the 49ers are looking for edge rush help with Ronald Blair on the PUP and Jullian Taylor. Both visits come after the team hosted Damontre Moore last week. San Francisco is looking for edge help, and they are not shy about it. Who would you rather sign? Jordan’s pass rush productivity was 7.1, while Ansah’s was 4.8. Ansah has familiarity with Kris Kocurek, so he probably makes more sense. Both players need to show they are healthy.
I found this interesting: When rushing from the right side, Ansah had three sacks, three hurries, and nine pressures, but only 0/2/2 from the left side. Conversely, Jordan had one sack, no hits, and six pressures from the left side, and two sacks, no hits, and four pressures on the right side.
It feels good to discuss football again.