49ERS' SOPOAGA MOVING INSIDE

The San Francisco 49ers’ acquisition of free agent defensive end Demetric Evans last week is expected to trigger a position shift for big defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga back to nose guard, according to Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.
As noted in Josh Alper’s Sunday morning one-liners, Sopoaga is expected to compete with incumbent starter Aubrayo Franklin inside. Franklin is heading into the final year of his contract.
According to NFL.com, Sopoaga recorded 41 tackles and one sack last season for the 49ers in 15 starts. In five NFL seasons, the 6-foot-2, 330-pound former Hawaii star has registered 104 career tackles and four sacks.
Meanwhile, Evans is slated to compete at left defensive end with Kentwan Balmer.
Balmer is a former first-round draft pick from North Carolina who had seven tackles as a rookie in 16 games with no starts last season.

6 responses to “49ERS' SOPOAGA MOVING INSIDE

  1. As stated in Sunday morning one liners…
    Why the hell won’t mike start probasketballtalk.com? Just own the name and pay some basketball geek to run it. That would be awesome. If I stole your model and made it about basketball, would you sue me? Someone needs to do something to get this going.

  2. If I recall correctly, Sopoaga crushed 42 reps of 225# at the combine. That’s some incredible strength–not sure why he wasn’t playing the nose to begin with!
    Peace
    Ty @ The Lions in Winter

  3. All I’ve heard since he been here is how strong he is unfortunatley his performance is that of “just another guy” nothing exceptional. Maybe Nolan used him wrong, maybe Singletary can get him to be a force.

  4. WE R GOING TO KICK ALOT OF ASSES THIS COMING SEASON,BUT I THINK MIKE NEEDS TO GET ON SOPOAGA MORE SO HE CAN WAKE UP AND START USING MORE OF THAT SAMOAN STRENGTH HE POSSESES LIKE SAPOLU,TUIASOSOPO MY UNCLES.

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