Arden Key signing with 49ers

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The 49ers added players on both sides of the ball on Wednesday.

Running back Wayne Gallman signed with the team after visiting earlier this week and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that defensive end Arden Key will do the same. It’s a one-year deal for Key, who also met with the team before agreeing to a deal.

Key was a third-round pick by the Raiders and spent three seasons with the team before being released last week. The 49ers were the first team he was linked with after being released.

Key has 49 tackles, three sacks, 26 quarterback hits, and eight tackles for loss in 37 career games. He will likely provide depth behind Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, and others on the 49ers line.

4 responses to “Arden Key signing with 49ers

  1. What the hell happened to Arden Key. That kid was a beast at LSU would have been a top 5 pick. Was it drugs mental illness WTF

  2. Waste of money as Arden Key does absolutely ZERO to help out their pass rush. That pass rush is a shell of what it once was just a couple of years ago. Bosa is coming off a severe ACL knee injury, Dee Ford is terrible when he’s on the field which is rare considering how injury prone he is. Arik Armstead outside of his one outlier year on a loaded DL is a 3-4 sack per year DT, that’s what his history tells us.
    The 49ers pass rush looks extremely week heading into 2021 as they on paper have the worst pass rushing front in the NFC West heading into 2021. Arizona ranked 4th in sacks last year and I’d bet they’re pass rush is going to be one of the leagues top 3 to 4 best pass rush’s once again and best inside the NFC-W with a healthy Elite All-Pro Chandler Jones back and healthy and there front 7 is STACKED with talent who can rush the passer. With so much change coming to SF both defensively and at QB I dont see how they keep up in the NFC-W in 2021.

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