Evans leaves town without a deal

Redskins free-agent defensive end Demetric Evans has left the Bay Area without a contract. He returned home to the East Coast to consider his two main options after visiting the 49ers on Tuesday.

Talks are ongoing on a two-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said.


“He’s back in Washington, D.C., deliberating,” Rosenhaus said. “He had an awesome visit with the 49ers, so he’s going to decide between the 49ers and going back to the Redskins. He should have a decision by the end of the week.”


Evans traveled to meet with 49ers officials and take a physical examination on Tuesday.


Evans (6-foot-4, 287 pounds) started 11 games for the Redskins last season at left defensive end. He is known for being solid against the run and can get some push with his pass rush. Evans had a career-high 3.5 sacks last season. Evans, who has seven years of NFL experience, turns 30 in September.


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It’s March 4, and if I were a betting man I’d say the 49ers want to select an offensive tackle with the No. 10 overall pick and stick him at right tackle next season. Jason Smith (Baylor) and Eugene Monroe (Virginia) will likely be chosen early in the draft. However, Andre Smith (Alabama) and Michael Oher (Mississippi) are possibilities to be remaining on the draft board when it’s the 49ers’ turn to select. Any of those four should be able to step into the 49ers’ starting lineup from Day 1.


The 49ers have been very low key about going after free-agent tackles, as they did not get involved with Stacy Andrews or Jon Stinchcomb. The Raiders had a visit with Ray Willis (Seahawks) and they’re scheduled to meet with Khalif Barnes (Jaguars) today, but the 49ers have not been the least bit aggressive in going after tackles.


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