The 49ers signed outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2018
The deal is worth up to $5.125 million, as Rapoport noted in his tweet. Attaochu current has the ninth-largest cap hit on the 49ers.
Attaochu, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Los Angeles Chargers. In four seasons with the Chargers, Attaochu recorded only 10 sacks, and missed 26 games due to injuries, including 20 games the past two seasons.
This signing indicates the 49ers probably don’t plan to draft an edge rusher in the first round of the upcoming draft. They have bigger needs at guard and cornerback.
The team’s primary edge rushers on third downs will be Attaochu and Cassius Marsh.