During the season-opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Nzeocha intercepted Jameis Winston once in the 31-17 victory. Nzeocha began the regular season on the Reserve/Non-Football injury list and was activated until November 18. Year Age Base Salary Roster Bonus Per Game Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Guaranteed Salary Cap Number Cap % Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Nzeocha (quadriceps) likely will be placed on injured reserve, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Nzeocha makes the jump from the Cowboys' practice squad up to the 49ers' 53-man roster, with defensive end Tank Carradine being place on injured reserve in a corresponding move. He will provide depth at middle linebacker behind starter Anthony Hitchens. [RB] Raheem Mostert, he had an ankle, did not return. Recovery from a knee scope in June slightly delayed the start of his training camp, but the linebacker is now back in the mix. Obviously, you were leaning on the run game early. Mark Nzeocha profile page, biographical information, injury history and news. Are you a Stathead, too? Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. Cornerback Parnell Motley has completed COVID-19 protocols, passed his physical, and is now on the team's active roster. I know he's hurting right now. Motley (6-0, 180) was claimed off waivers by the 49ers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 13, 2020. Free Agency-49ers Capsule. The Cowboys acquired linebacker Jayrone Elliott from the Packers on Sunday for a late-round pick in the 2018 draft. Offensive lineman Ben Garland has been placed on injured reserve. Nzeocha (Achilles) is listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. The 2015 seventh-round pick will likely only play a special teams and reserve linebacker role in San Francisco. Nzeocha, who the Niners signed off the Cowboys' practice squad in September, logged four tackles in 10 games for San Francisco in 2017. In his last year, he was playing strongside linebacker in the base defense, middle linebacker in the nickel defense, and was a core special teams player. Mark Nzeocha, OLB, San Francisco 49ers, stats and updates at CBSSports.com. Placed LB Mark Nzeocha … Nzeocha signed a one-year deal this offseason with an expectation of serving on special teams, but Harold's departure opens up a potential starting role to begin the season. the official stats partner of the NFL. After the Cowboys acquired linebacker Jayrone Eliott in a trade from the Packers, Nzeocha was the casualty. Nzeocha's brother, Eric Nzeocha was a linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is a part of their practice squad. Mark Nzeocha signed a 3 year, $4,750,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including $750,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,583,333. Based on the first game of the 2019 campaign, it seems Nzeocha is heading for a similar role this season. He will be eligible to return in eight weeks if San Francisco chooses to designate him as one of two players eligible to return from injured reserve. On June 6, Nzeocha had his knee scoped, which delayed the start of his training camp. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. The following rundown was provided by the 49ers Communications staff. Nzeocha had 10 tackles (eight solo) and an interception over 16 games as a backup in 2019. Nzeocha had one tackle before going down with the injury. The next year, he was moved to strong safety, finishing with 11 games played (two starts), 32 tackles and a forced fumble.. He only played in two games and was declared inactive for five. Nzeocha began the regular season on the Reserve/Non-Football injury list and was activated until November 18.  Entering the league as a 25-year-old rookie, he missed the entire preseason while recovering from a knee injury he suffered in college. Nzeocha was drafted by Dallas in the seventh round in 2015. UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DB Jimmie Ward, WR Pierre Garcon, LB Mark Nzeocha, RB Alfred Morris, P Bradley Pinion, S Antone Exum, LS Kyle Nelson. Nzeocha attended high school at FOS Ansbach. He suffered a strained Achilles tendon in the second game against the Miami Dolphins, which not only forced him to miss the rest of the preseason but also the first 4 games of the regular season. The 28-year-old recorded just six tackles in kickoff coverage over the last two seasons, so it's unclear what type of production can be expected if he hangs on to the starting job come Week 1. The 29-year-old operated in a rotational role last season, logging 23 total tackles and a forced fumble over 16 contests. Do you have a sports website? Nzeocha was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. * Selected to Pro Bowl, + First-Team All-Pro, Transaction, fine, and suspension data since 2015. Latest on San Francisco 49ers linebacker Mark Nzeocha including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Nzeocha was waived by the Cowboys on Monday, Nick Eatman of the team's official site reports. His practice status Tuesday and Wednesday will paint a clearer picture of his chances to suit up for next week's game against the Eagles. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. He will wear number 49. Draft: Dallas Cowboys in the 7th round (236th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Nzeocha (knee) was back at practice Thursday, the Cowboys' official site reports. He suffered a strained Achilles tendon in the second game against the Miami Dolphins, which not only forced him to miss the rest of the preseason but also the first 4 games of the regular season. He received recognition by being named to the All-tournament team. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Nzeocha underwent a minor cleanup procedure in early June and was originally expected to be back in time for training camp, but it sounds as if that timetable may have been a little optimistic. 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He'll be competing for snaps at middle linebacker as he heads into his third year in the league, but Jaylon Smith (knee) and Anthony Hitchens will likely see most of the work at the position. , On March 15, 2019, Nzeocha signed a three-year contract extension with the 49ers..  He was also leading the team in multiple defensive categories, before suffering a season-ending torn ACL in the seventh game against San Jose State University, finishing with 59 tackles (three-for-loss), two sacks, two forced fumbles, and five passes defensed. FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive tackle Cedric Thornton, their most expensive free agent a year ago, and claimed Brian Price off waivers from Green Bay to replace him. Nzeocha signed a contract with the 49ers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Nzeocha suffered the injury late in Sunday's win over the Giants and didn't return. Nzeocha suffered a quadriceps injury in Sunday's game against the Giants and didn't return, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Nzeocha had a relatively quiet day apart from the interception, but he only saw the field for 16 of 70 defensive snaps (23 percent). Dallas made room for Elliott by waiving linebacker Mark Nzeocha, a seventh-round selection in 2015. Nzeocha (groin) will play in Sunday's game versus the Seahawks. , On September 25, 2017, Nzeocha was signed by the San Francisco 49ers off the Cowboys' practice squad. Nzeocha is considered day-to-day after suffering an elbow injury, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. 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