Despite making a flurry of moves during the NFL offseason, it looks like the San Francisco 49ers are still kicking the tires on some of the available free agents.
Manish Mehta, who worked for the New York Daily News, reports that the Niners are among four teams interested in linebacker Neville Hewitt.
Source: Eagles have expressed interest in free-agent linebacker Neville Hewitt.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaSports) March 24, 2021
Bengals, Packers and 49ers are also in the mix for Hewitt, per sources.
Hewitt led the Jets with 134 tackles in 16 starts last season.
The 28-year-old also had six tackles for losses, four QB hits, and 2 sacks for the New York Jets last season. Hewitt — who played for Marshall in college — signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He spent three years with the club before signing with the Jets in 2018.
Pro Football Focus gave Hewitt a 59.3 overall grade last season, which ranks 31st out of all NFL linebackers. Opposing QBs had a 93.4 rating when targeting Hewitt in coverage, where he allowed a 70.5 percent completion percentage and 9.6 yards per completion.
The 49ers only have four linebackers under contract for next season: Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw, Azeez Al-Shaair, and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles. San Francisco can use some depth at the position and could look to bring Hewitt in on a team-friendly deal.