Former Seahawks pass rusher Ziggy Ansah signs one-year deal with 49ers


After a disappointing 2019 NFL season with the Seattle Seahawks, Ziggy Ansah has found a new home in the NFC West.

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Monday that the 49ers have agreed to terms with Ansah, who will sign a one-year deal worth $3 million after he goes through COVID-19 testing.

This is the third time Ansah has met with the 49ers in recent months. After Nick Bosa suffered a likely ACL injury, San Francisco moved to finalize the deal and take a gamble on Ansah.   

Ansah, 31, had a roller coaster era with the Seahawks. The 31-year-old missed the entire 2019 offseason program while recovering from a shoulder injury and later a groin injury.

He made his season debut in Week 3, making one start over 11 regular-season games and finished with just 18 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Ansah did not play in Seattle’s Divisional Round loss at Green Bay due to a neck injury.

Like the Seahawks, the 49ers are likely counting on Ansah to return to his 2015 Pro Bowl caliber roots where he recorded a career-best 14.5 sacks. Since he was drafted fifth-overall out of BYU in 2013, Ansah has notched 50.5 sacks in 91 regular-season games.

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