The 49ers have signed former Los Angeles Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam to a two-year deal worth $12 million. The contract can be worth up to $13.5 million with incentives built into his new deal. San Francisco also restructured linebacker Dee Ford’s contract. His contract is now worth $24 million over two years.
The NFL’s Tom Pelissero reported the Ebukam news via Twitter on Monday, the day the legal tampering window officially opened.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2021
Ebukam was drafted by the Rams in the fourth year of the 2017 NFL Draft. He played in Super Bowl 51 with the Rams, which was dominated by defense. He has a knack for getting to the ball, forcing six fumbles, recovering four, grabbing one interception and scoring two defensive touchdowns over his career. His career sacks sit at 14.0.
Ford has been a Pro Bowler and has played in a Super Bowl with the 49ers. He has 154 career tackles and 37 sacks, all while defending seven passes from the linebacker position. The restructuring of his contract allows the 49ers to be more flexible with their cap space, which is important as the salary cap has shrunk significantly in 2021.
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