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LB Mark Nzeocha visiting Bills (update: re-signs with SF)

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https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/03/14/linebacker-mark-nzeocha-visited-bills/

 

 

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Nzeocha has spent the last two seasons with the 49ers as mostly a key special teams player. He played in all 16 games last season and made three starts. He recorded 22 tackles with a sack and a forced fumble, all career-highs.

Nzeocha played more special teams snaps than any player on the 49ers in 2018. He was on the field for 354 of 463 special teams snaps, which is 76.5 percent of all snaps. He would pair with Deon Lacey, Lafayette Pitts and Siran Neal as the most utilized special teams pieces for the Bills should he sign with the team.

Neocha came to the 49ers in 2017 after spending his first two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He’s appeared in 31 career games.

 

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14 minutes ago, twist_to_open said:

I think we all can still painfully remember how bad our special team play was last year, good to see the FO working to address it in addition to our offense.

Definitely one of the big priorities along with the OL and WR core which they’ve worked to address as well. Interestingly , all 3 units will have new, young coaches. 

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Cornering the market on hard to pronounce last names starting with 'N'? Better hope Murphy is getting to work early this offseason trying to learn how to say them correctly.......

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I like it. Those are pretty good stats for a special teams player. Everyone knows the Bills special teams needs all the help it can get from last season. 

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He would be an excellent fit.  High character, outstanding athleticism, great special teamer.  He came to football late.  He's older for his experience level, but also has low miles for his age.  I think he was a teammate of Josh Allen's at Wyoming.  He converted from safety to LB while at Wyoming, so he might have some cover skills in pass defense.  

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6 minutes ago, TigerJ said:

He would be an excellent fit.  High character, outstanding athleticism, great special teamer.  He came to football late.  He's older for his experience level, but also has low miles for his age.  I think he was a teammate of Josh Allen's at Wyoming.  He converted from safety to LB while at Wyoming, so he might have some cover skills in pass defense.  

Thank you - good intel!

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Wat?! I dunno who this guy is therefore they should not sign him! Frickin' Beane, man, just going out there and looking at the nobodies while there are Hall of Fame free agents just sittin' on the couch waiting for his call. This front office... I tell ya...

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6 minutes ago, Bangarang said:

No idea who he is

From https://www.lockedon49ers.com/sf-49ers/nfl-free-agency-2019-49ers-top-5-free-agents/

 

4. 49ers LB Mark Nzeocha

SAM linebacker Mark Nzeocha is another player who deserves a roster spot in 2019, but not necessarily the starting job he won in 2018. The 49ers are likely to look for a starting-caliber outside linebacker in either the draft or free agency, but Nzeocha would provide much-needed depth at the position. The veteran was also a core special-teamer for San Francisco last season, and nearly made the Pro Bowl thanks to the ballot-stuffing efforts of his fellow Germans. As an unrestricted free agent (UFA), Nzeocha will be able to negotiate freely with other teams if he hits free agency next month.

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1 minute ago, The Jokeman said:

From https://www.lockedon49ers.com/sf-49ers/nfl-free-agency-2019-49ers-top-5-free-agents/

 

4. 49ers LB Mark Nzeocha

SAM linebacker Mark Nzeocha is another player who deserves a roster spot in 2019, but not necessarily the starting job he won in 2018. The 49ers are likely to look for a starting-caliber outside linebacker in either the draft or free agency, but Nzeocha would provide much-needed depth at the position. The veteran was also a core special-teamer for San Francisco last season, and nearly made the Pro Bowl thanks to the ballot-stuffing efforts of his fellow Germans. As an unrestricted free agent (UFA), Nzeocha will be able to negotiate freely with other teams if he hits free agency next month.

Core special teamer and a SAM. Similar to Lorenzo

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Just now, 2018 Our Year For Sure said:

Core special teamer and a SAM. Similar to Lorenzo

It be awesome if we hit again but have to wonder if he has LorAx's desire to be more. Even if not he doesn't hurt to add as we need depth and help on ST.

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Special teams--gotta figure he competes with Lacey for a roster spot

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2 minutes ago, thebandit27 said:

Better version that doesn't cut off Scott:

 

 


Don't ask me why but I LOVE seeing that kind of thing.

 

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2 minutes ago, Joe in Winslow said:


Don't ask me why but I LOVE seeing that kind of thing.

 

 

Why do you love seeing that kind of thing, Joe?

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Me likey.  Players who hang out together makes for a better team in my mind

 

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3 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

Definitely one of the big priorities along with the OL and WR core which they’ve worked to address as well. Interestingly , all 3 units will have new, young coaches. 

When you take the time to think about it with all the priorities that this team has/had, It really is a testament to the coaching staff that we won 6 games.  

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19 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

Why do you love seeing that kind of thing, Joe?

 

Because it doesn't show the LB that this thread is discussing?  Maybe he's the one who took the pic?

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3 minutes ago, GG said:

 

Because it doesn't show the LB that this thread is discussing?  Maybe he's the one who took the pic?

 

Weird!  How did that even get quoted in this thread????  I thought it was the team dinner thread!

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