EAGAN, Minn. — The 49ers have been unable to retain a key determine on their line of defense within the offseason.
However defensive finish Nick Bosa stated newcomer Hassan Ridgeway has what it takes to assist choose up the slack as a rotational participant on early downs.
Ridgeway returned to observe Wednesday towards the Minnesota Vikings after lacking time the previous two weeks with a quadriceps pressure.
Bosa, who additionally talked about he likes what he has seen from Javon Kinlaw, believes the addition of Ridgeway will assist the group compensate for the free-agent lack of nostril deal with D.J. Jones.
“He’s actually vital to our D-line,” Bosa stated of Ridgeway. “Having him wholesome is vital. He took his time together with his quad, and I’m comfortable he took his time. And he’s feeling actually good now.
“He appears as good as he was at first of camp. He’s going to be a extremely vital piece since we misplaced D.J.”
Jones cashed in as a free agent this offseason, signing a three-year, $30 million contract with the Denver Broncos. Jones spent 5 seasons with the 49ers, and had a career-best 56 tackles final season.
Ridgeway is a six-year NFL veteran, who performed three seasons apiece with Indianapolis and Philadelphia. He registered two sacks and 20 tackles final season.
He signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the 49ers within the offseason.