49ers sign Robert Nkemdiche

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Former Cardinals first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche is getting another chance in the NFL.

The 49ers signed Nkemdiche today, General Manager John Lynch said.

The 6-foot-3, 296-pound Nkemdiche has always had impressive athleticism for his size, and Lynch said Nkemdiche looked great in his workout yesterday.

Nkemdiche was the Cardinals’ first-round pick in 2016 but never played up to expectations and was cut before the 2019 season. He later spent time with the Dolphins and Seahawks.

At only 27 years old, it’s not too late for Nkemdiche to get his career turned around, and the 49ers hope he can do it in San Francisco.

6 responses to “49ers sign Robert Nkemdiche

  1. Yet another workout warrior with loads of ‘potential’ but terrible on-field production. I’d rather have a team full of players like Hines Ward and Pete Werner, instead of these ‘potential’ types like Nkemdiche, Trey Lance, Malik Willis, etc.

  2. dryzzt23 says:
    July 26, 2022 at 2:55 pm
    Yet another workout warrior with loads of ‘potential’ but terrible on-field production. I’d rather have a team full of players like Hines Ward and Pete Werner, instead of these ‘potential’ types like Nkemdiche, Trey Lance, Malik Willis, etc.
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    Pete was a second round pick, Hines was a third rounder. They both had plenty of potential.

    Malik has yet to play a snap, you have no way of knowing what type of player he will be.

  3. Another low-risk, high reward signing by this team. Bring him in to work with the best D-line coach in the league (Kris Koceruk), and watch him tap potential that others couldn’t – happens every season. Last year was Arden Key and Charles Omenihu.

  4. If you’re getting signed on July 26th at a position the team doesn’t have a burning need at, you’re probably a camp body.

  5. What’s the worst thing that can happen? They will know very quickly whether he’s worth keeping around or not. Plus he’s a reminder to their draft picks that if they don’t fly right they’ll wind up like him no matter how high they went.

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