Evans slated to be S.F.’s second free-agent visitor

The 49ers have set up their second visit of free agency, as it’s been learned Redskins defensive end Demetric Evans is scheduled to meet with club officials on Monday.

Evans, who turns 30 in September, has played seven NFL seasons. He started a career-high 11 games last season in place of injured Jason Taylor at left defensive end. Evans tied a career-high with 3.5 sacks.


The 49ers do not expect their defensive linemen to be pass rushers, and that is certainly not Evans’ strength. At 6-foot-4, 287 pounds, Evans is a solid player who has played end and tackle in the Redskins’ scheme. He recorded 33 tackles last season.


The 49ers expect to lose backup nose tackle Ronald Fields in free agency. Evans can easily fit into the rotation on the defensive line, but he appears to be best-suited to play left end. That also happens to be the position 49ers GM Scot McCloughan believes is the best spots for Isaac Sopoaga and Kentwan Balmer, although both could also be used for spot duty at nose tackle.


Titans free-agent receiver Brandon Jones was the team’s first visitor. He arrived Friday evening to undergo a team physical. Jones is scheduled to meet over breakfast Saturday with coach Mike Singletary, among others.


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