Defensive lineman Charles Omenihu passes on trade from Texans to 49ers


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Defensive lineman Charles Omenihu passes on trade from Texans to 49ers

So far, Omenihu has started just two games in six appearances this season, and he has 11 tackles, one tackle for loss of yardage and is sackless for the year.

The San Francisco 49ers have acquired the defensive end Charles Omenihu via exchange from the Houston Texans, reported Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Omenihu is a third-year defensive lineman, who came to Houston as a fifth-round draft pick in 2019, hailing from Texas.

The Texans they expected a great season of Omenihu in 2021, after his 16 hits on the quarterback tied him for the team lead during the 2020 season. However, the defensive lineman was disabled in two games so far this season, without injury.

At the moment, Omenihu he’s started just two games in six appearances this season, and he has 11 tackles, a tackle for loss of yardage and five hits on the quarterback. There is no catch in the year.

The handover of Omenihu a streak of intense activity continues to Houston in terms of staff. The Texans they cut the defensive end Whitney mercilus late last month, and traded the broker Mark Ingram II to the New Orleans Saints six days ago.

For the 49ers, the one moved by Omenihu, who had four sacks in 2020 in a rotational role, has to do with the depth of his defensive line. The Niners changed the look of their line last week, with Arik armstead moving indoors, and Samson ebukam starting as a wing.

Omenihu joins a template that has Dee Ford, Jordan Willis and Arden Key as backup defensive ends.

According to an NFL Network report, the trade involves a future late draft pick as compensation for the player. The movement arrives on the last day available for redemption in the NFL.

Information from Sarah Barshop and Nick Wagoner was used in the writing of this note.


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